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Milanje finger grass (Digitaria milanjiana)

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 
digit grass, milanje finger grass, woolly finger grass, milanjiana .
Synonyms 
Digitaria swynnertonii Rendle, Digitaria kilimandscharica Mez, Digitaria milanjiana subsp. eylesiana Henrard, Digitaria mombasana C. E. Hubb., Panicum milanjianum Rendle
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial up to 90 cm tall. Fairly high yielding.
Distribution 
Very common in eastern and southern tropical Africa.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Highly palatable.
Nutritional tables

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 8.1 2.6 5.6 10.7 3
Crude fibre % DM 34.5 3.0 31.2 36.8 3
NDF % DM 69.7 *
ADF % DM 40.3 *
Lignin % DM 5.4 *
Ether extract % DM 2.3 2.3 2.3 2
Ash % DM 10.4 0.7 9.7 11.0 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 6.3 2.9 9.8 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.3 4.7 5.9 2
Potassium g/kg DM 24.2 16.6 31.8 2
Sodium g/kg DM 0.7 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.7 1.6 3.8 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; Nasrullah et al., 2003

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:35

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 89.6 1
Crude protein % DM 12.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.2 1
NDF % DM 64.7 *
ADF % DM 34.4 *
Lignin % DM 4.2 *
Ether extract % DM 2.3 1
Ash % DM 9.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 66.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 56.4 1

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:35

References
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