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Ravenna grass (Erianthus ravennae)

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 
Ravenna grass, plume grass
Synonyms 
Saccharum ravennae L.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tall coarse reedlike perennial grass with dense silky panicles, often cultivated for ornament. Grows to nearly 6 m tall with leaves 90-1 50 cm long.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Water buffaloes can eat this grass when the plants are young, but it has little fodder 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
Crude protein % DM 1.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 43.9 1
NDF % DM 78.5 *
ADF % DM 50.7 *
Lignin % DM 7.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 6.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 48.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 44.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.7 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 0.0 1

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:53

References
Datasheet citation 

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