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Liverseed grass (Urochloa panicoides)

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 
Liverseed grass
Synonyms 
Panicum helopus Trin., Urochloa helopus (Trin.) Stapf
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual 25-60 cm high with broad leaves and semiprostrate spreading stems. Grows on roadside verges, on alluvial soil and as a weed on cultivated land.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable.
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 14.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.9 1
Ether extract % DM 1.7 1
Ash % DM 14.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.0 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:29

References
Datasheet citation 

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