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Indian bluegrass (Bothriochloa pertusa)

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 
Indian bluegrass, indian couch grass, sweet pitted grass, pitted beardgrass, hurricane pitted bluestem, hurricane grass, yerba huracán, seymour grass, pitted blue-stem, barbados sour grass, camagueyana, silver grass, suket putihan, rebha las alasan, rumput embun, salay parang, salay, ya hom, ya hangma, huyêt tha'o lô
Synonyms 
Andropogon pertusus (L.) Willd., Dichanthium pertusum (L.) Clayton
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial, very similar to B. insculpta in form, rhizomes and stolons. Grows in dry areas. Valued by some for pasture, but considered by others a weed. Withstands heavy grazing and short dry spells, but is low yielding.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Used for fodder, hay and mulch.
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 42.9 12.0 34.7 56.7 3
Crude protein % DM 5.0 0.8 3.9 5.8 7
Crude fibre % DM 33.1 3.6 28.1 37.9 7
NDF % DM 68.4 *
ADF % DM 38.7 *
Lignin % DM 5.1 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.5 1.0 2.4 7
Ash % DM 11.6 1.7 9.2 14.3 7
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.3 1.2 2.3 5.1 5
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 2.7 0.4 6.8 5
Potassium g/kg DM 6.1 4.0 1.7 10.4 5
Sodium g/kg DM 0.3 0.2 0.4 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.0 1.3 1.3 4.4 5
Manganese mg/kg DM 235 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 43 1
Copper mg/kg DM 5 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; INFIC, 1978; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:22

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 94.3 1
Crude protein % DM 3.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 39.2 1
NDF % DM 74.1 *
ADF % DM 45.5 *
Lignin % DM 6.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.2 1
Ash % DM 10.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 53.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 49.8 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.1 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 1.8 1

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

References

Lander et al., 1932

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:22

References
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