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Grey love grass (Eragrostis cilianensis)

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 
Grey love grass, stinkgrass, strink grass
Synonyms 
Eragrostis major Host, Eragrostis megastachya (Koeler) Link, Eragrostis starosselskyi Grossh., Poa cilianensis All., Poa megastachya Koeler
Related feed(s) 
Description 
An annual up to 45 cm high with numerous relatively soft stems. Grows on partially denuded grassland, on bare ground, at roadsides and as a weed on arable land. One of the first pioneer grasses to appear on denuded land in semiarid areas. Suitable for reseeding denuded pastoral land in arid areas.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The whole plant readily eaten 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
Crude protein % DM 15.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.0 1
NDF % DM 64.5 *
ADF % DM 34.2 *
Lignin % DM 4.1 *
Ether extract % DM 2.4 1
Ash % DM 10.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.7 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:17

References
Datasheet citation 

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