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Andropogon (Andropogon canaliculatus)

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 
Tufted perennial 15-90 cm high that grows in seasonal swamps. Produces little bulk, only occasionally forming a noticeable portion of sward.
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 40.6 14.9 25.3 67.0 8
Crude protein % DM 8.3 2.8 5.1 13.3 9
Crude fibre % DM 31.6 4.8 25.9 41.7 9
NDF % DM 67.0 *
ADF % DM 37.1 *
Lignin % DM 4.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.4 0.5 0.9 2.0 5
Ash % DM 8.6 2.7 5.1 12.9 9
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.6 0.9 2.6 4.8 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 0.8 1.1 2.9 4
Potassium g/kg DM 15.5 4.0 11.8 21.2 4
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.9 0.6 1.4 2.6 4
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 65.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1960; Sen et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:37

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