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Brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata)

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).

Datasheet

Description
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Description 
Tufted perennial with long wiry leaves that grows on red soil in relatively dry areas.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Well liked by all stock.
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
Crude protein % DM 8.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.7 1
NDF % DM 68.1 *
ADF % DM 36.3 *
Lignin % DM 4.9 *
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 9.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 54.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 52.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.6 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 27/11/2012 14:23:50

References
Datasheet citation 

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