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Cushion love grass (Eragrostis caespitosa)

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 
Cushion love grass
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Low-growing tufted perennial common in arid and semiarid areas, where it is useful for grazing. A valuable grass on poor soil where other grasses are sparse.
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 8.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 37.5 1
NDF % DM 72.5 *
ADF % DM 43.6 *
Lignin % DM 6.2 *
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1
Ash % DM 8.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 59.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.4 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

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