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Swamp rice grass (Leersia hexandra)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Rice cut-grass, clubhead cut-grass, southern cut-grass, swamp rice grass, swamp cut grass (southern Africa), lambedora grass (Venezuela).
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial grass with stems up to 120 cm high that grows on fertile soils along watercourses and in swamps. Tolerates waterlogging and overgrazing. Burned to provide dry-season grazing.
Distribution 
Humid tropics and subtropics throughout the world.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable when young.
Nutritional tables

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 35.2 5.9 30.0 42.8 4
Crude protein % DM 9.5 3.3 5.8 13.2 5
Crude fibre % DM 30.8 3.8 25.6 35.4 5
NDF % DM 66.2 *
ADF % DM 36.2 *
Lignin % DM 4.5 *
Ether extract % DM 2.1 0.6 1.7 3.3 5
Ash % DM 12.8 3.1 10.1 16.7 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.9 0.6 2.5 3.5 3
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 0.3 0.9 1.5 3
Potassium g/kg DM 17.8 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 66.1 55.3 67.6 2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 63.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 54.7 40.0 69.3 2

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

CIRAD, 1991; French, 1943; Talapatra, 1950

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:12

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 6.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 31.4 1
NDF % DM 66.8 *
ADF % DM 36.9 *
Lignin % DM 4.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1
Ash % DM 14.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.9 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 38.0 1

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Talapatra, 1950

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:12

References
Datasheet citation 

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