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Fine thatching grass (Hyparrhenia filipendula)

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 

Fine thatching grass, hairy-bluegrass, Tambookie grass, fyntamboekiegras (UDSA, 2011)
Synonyms 

Andropogon filipendulus Hochst.

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Tufted perennial up to 1.8 m high, . Recovers rapidly after being burned in the dry season. relatively high yielding.

Distribution 

Common in Africa under a wide range of conditions, especially those of many savannahs.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

Low in nutritive value.

Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

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 34.3 27.8 40.8 2
Crude protein % DM 4.6 3.0 1.4 8.8 5
Crude fibre % DM 41.1 6.7 32.1 48.2 5
NDF % DM 75.9 *
ADF % DM 47.6 *
Lignin % DM 7.1 *
Ether extract % DM 1.3 0.5 0.9 1.9 5
Ash % DM 7.5 2.7 4.1 10.4 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.1 1.6 2.2 5.5 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 0.8 0.6 2.5 4
Potassium g/kg DM 2.9 1.5 4.3 2
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 1.7 2.6 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 55.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 52.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.8 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; Pozy et al., 1996

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:11

References
Datasheet citation 

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