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Eriochloa (Eriochloa nubica)

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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Synonyms 
Eriochloa fatmensis (Hochst. & Steud.) Clayton
Related feed(s) 
Description 
An annual 20-70 cm high that grows on alluvial soil in dry areas as well as on stream banks, at roadsides and as a weed on arable land.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Usually produces a reasonable bulk of leafy herbage that is well liked by stock.
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 35.1 13.6 21.5 53.8 5
Crude protein % DM 7.0 4.0 2.7 13.2 6
Crude fibre % DM 31.0 7.3 21.2 42.9 6
NDF % DM 66.4 *
ADF % DM 36.4 *
Lignin % DM 4.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.1 0.8 1.4 2
Ash % DM 10.5 4.0 6.8 16.2 6
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.7 1
Potassium g/kg DM 28.7 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 65.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.8 *
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; Sen et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:09

References
Datasheet citation 

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