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Hook grass (Leptothrium senegalense)

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 
Hook grass, tougourit
Synonyms 
Latipes senegalensis Kunth
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Small short-lived tufted perennial 15-50 cm high with numerous short leaves on the stems. Low productivity.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Grows in semiarid areas, where it is well grazed and reputed to be palatable also in the dry season.
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 9.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 38.9 1
NDF % DM 73.8 *
ADF % DM 45.1 *
Lignin % DM 6.5 *
Ether extract % DM 1.3 1
Ash % DM 7.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 56.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.3 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:21

References
Datasheet citation 

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