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Honduras grass (Ixophorus unisetus)

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 
Honduras grass, Mexican grass
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial grass with stems up to 2 m high and large broad leaves that grows in wet areas on moist fertile soils. Stops growing in dry weather.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
A valuable and palatable fodder crop, but does not persist when grazed.
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 19.0 16.1 21.9 2
Crude protein % DM 11.5 3.4 7.9 14.4 4
Crude fibre % DM 30.3 0.3 30.0 30.6 4
NDF % DM 65.7 *
ADF % DM 35.6 *
Lignin % DM 4.4 *
Ether extract % DM 2.6 1.4 0.5 3.5 4
Ash % DM 12.2 2.4 10.0 14.8 4
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 67.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 64.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952; INFIC, 1978

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:21

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 5.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 35.3 1
NDF % DM 70.5 *
ADF % DM 41.2 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 *
Ether extract % DM 0.9 1
Ash % DM 13.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.9 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 57.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.5 *

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

References

INFIC, 1978

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:21

References
Datasheet citation 

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