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Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus)

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 
Bamboo, male bamboo
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tall shrub with a crowded clump habit and large erect culms. Grows on poor, gravelly soils and does well with rainfall of 1 000-1 500 mm annually. Yields as much as 100 tons per hectare in some areas.
Distribution 
Native to southern Asia.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
A relished roughage.
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 27.4 1
Crude protein % DM 17.4 14.2 20.5 2
Crude fibre % DM 26.8 26.0 27.6 2
Ether extract % DM 4.6 1.7 7.5 2
Ash % DM 12.6 2.0 11.0 14.8 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 5.8 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.2 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 29 1
Copper mg/kg DM 56 1
Iron mg/kg DM 566 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 72.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 69.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 66.0 1

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

References

Gowda et al., 2004; Malik et al., 1967; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:41

References
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