Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
Feedipedia

Australian bluestem grass (Bothriochloa intermedia)

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
Click on the "Nutritional aspects" tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans
Common names 
Australian bluestem grass
Synonyms 
Andropogon intermedius R. Br.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A widespread grass in semiarid tropical and subtropical areas with summer rainfall.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Useful for both grazing and haymaking.
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 33.1 15.4 21.8 59.7 5
Crude protein % DM 7.0 3.8 2.1 13.6 8
Crude fibre % DM 32.0 5.5 25.0 38.9 8
NDF % DM 67.3 *
ADF % DM 37.5 *
Lignin % DM 4.8 *
Ether extract % DM 1.2 0.1 1.1 1.3 3
Ash % DM 8.8 2.3 5.7 13.4 8
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 64.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *

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

References

Sen et al., 1965; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:39

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 4.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 43.2 1
NDF % DM 77.9 *
ADF % DM 49.9 *
Lignin % DM 7.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1
Ash % DM 9.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 49.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 46.0 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.7 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:39

References
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. http://www.feedipedia.org/node/493 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

Image credits