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Job's tears (Coix lacryma-jobi)

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 

Coïx, larmes de Job, adlay, Job's tears

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Robust broad-leaved loose-growing branched grass up to 1.5 m high. The seeds of various colours - yellow, purple, white or brown - are popular ornamental beads.

Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 

Cultivated as a fodder crop, and the grain from cereal varieties can be used after grinding for poultry feed. Suitable for silage.

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 34.1 29.9 38.3 2
Crude protein % DM 7.8 7.0 8.5 2
Crude fibre % DM 30.0 27.9 32.0 2
NDF % DM 65.4 *
ADF % DM 35.3 *
Lignin % DM 4.3 *
Ether extract % DM 5.0 2.8 7.2 2
Ash % DM 10.2 8.9 11.4 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 64.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *

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

References

INFIC, 1978; Sharma et al., 1968

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

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 90.1 1
Crude protein % DM 8.1 1
Crude fibre % DM 17.0 1
Ether extract % DM 3.6 1
Ash % DM 5.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 4.4 1
Cystine % protein 1.7 1
Glycine % protein 2.8 1
Histidine % protein 2.3 1
Isoleucine % protein 4.0 1
Leucine % protein 14.4 1
Lysine % protein 1.9 1
Methionine % protein 3.0 1
Phenylalanine % protein 4.8 1
Threonine % protein 3.1 1
Tyrosine % protein 4.2 1
Valine % protein 5.6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 63.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.5 *

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

References

Busson, 1963; INFIC, 1978

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

References
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