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Choris (Chloris prieurii)

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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Related feed(s) 
Description 
An annual up to 75 cm high.
Distribution 
Adapted to semiarid and arid tropical areas (common in the Sahel).
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Regarded as an excellent grazing grass of high palatability.
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 22.6 22.5 22.6 2
Crude protein % DM 8.5 2.8 5.7 12.4 7
Crude fibre % DM 35.3 4.5 25.3 38.7 7
NDF % DM 70.5 *
ADF % DM 41.2 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 0.3 1.1 1.8 4
Ash % DM 11.0 3.4 9.2 18.6 7
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.4 1.3 2.2 4.6 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 0.8 1.4 3.0 4
Potassium g/kg DM 24.2 11.4 7.5 33.6 4
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.0 0.1 1.9 2.1 4
Manganese mg/kg DM 70 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 37 1
Copper mg/kg DM 6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 61.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.4 *

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

References

Bartha, 1970; CIRAD, 1991

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:59

References
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