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Coloured hood grass (Hyparrhenia cymbaria)

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).

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Description
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Common names 

Coloured hood grass

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Tufted perennial grass up to 300 cm high, usually found in bush or at forest edges in medium-rainfall areas.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

The young stems are slender, and when kept short, it forms leafy swards that are well grazed.

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
Crude protein % DM 9.7 7.3 12.2 2
Crude fibre % DM 31.7 30.3 33.1 2
NDF % DM 67.1 *
ADF % DM 37.2 *
Lignin % DM 4.8 *
Ether extract % DM 2.6 2.6 2.6 2
Ash % DM 12.7 10.2 15.1 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.5 1
Potassium g/kg DM 15.8 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 65.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.8 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:01

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