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Red Rhodes grass (Eustachys paspaloides)

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 
Red Rhodes grass, Bruinhoenderspoor, Brown Rhodes grass (Zimbabwe).
Synonyms 
Eustachys mutica auctt
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial 30-60 cm high that forms slowly spreading colonies. Occurs in arid and semiarid areas, often on seasonally waterlogged ground.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Leafy and well liked by grazing animals.
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 1
Crude fibre % DM 33.8 1
NDF % DM 69.0 *
ADF % DM 39.5 *
Lignin % DM 5.3 *
Ether extract % DM 2.6 1
Ash % DM 10.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 63.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:54

References
Datasheet citation 

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