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Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides)

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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Common names 
Blue signal grass
Related feed(s) 
Description 
An annual 20-60 cm high with narrow bluish leaves that grows in semiarid areas.
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 9.9 7.9 11.8 2
Crude fibre % DM 33.5 31.5 35.5 2
NDF % DM 67.2 *
ADF % DM 39.4 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1.9 2.0 2
Ash % DM 14.1 13.5 14.7 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 57.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.5 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 27/11/2012 14:22:02

References
Datasheet citation 

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