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Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) seeds and oil meal

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 
Watermelon, melon d'eau, cocorico, fodder melon, preserving melon, citron melon, stock melon, coloquinte, pastèque fourragère, melon fourrager.
Synonyms 
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai subsp. lanatus var. citroides (L.H. Bailey) Mansf., Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. citroides (L.H. Bailey) Mansf., Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Creeping annual withdeeply incised leaves andlarge round fleshy fruits in which are embedded small flat seeds. Grows in sandy soils and persists long into the dry season. The fruits are used for their water content in dry areas. It is cultivated in equatorial Africa, where the seeds are used mainly for human consumption; but in some areas they are crushed for oil extraction.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The oilcake can profitably be used at levels up to 20% in feeds for ruminants.
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
Dry matter % as fed 92.1 1
Crude protein % DM 4.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 61.4 1
Ether extract % DM 3.2 1
Ash % DM 5.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.6 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:19

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 91.9 1
Crude protein % DM 34.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 8.2 1
Ether extract % DM 46.7 1
Ash % DM 6.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 28.9 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 77.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 22.3 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:20

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 88.0 1
Crude protein % DM 24.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 31.6 1
Ether extract % DM 35.4 1
Ash % DM 4.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 27.0 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 40.5 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 10.9 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:20

References
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