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Dal grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)

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 

Hymenachne, west indian marsh grass, water straw grass, trompetilla or trumpet grass, canutillo, dal grass, dahl grass, bamboo grass, carrizo chico, cañuela blanca, bamboegras, chingolo

Synonyms 

Panicum amplexicaule Rudge, Hymenachne acutigluma auct. non (Steud.) Gilliland, Hymenachne pseudointerrupta Müll. Hal.

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Semiaquatic perennial, rooting at the lower nodes and having stout culms.

Distribution 

Found in the tropics and subtropics throughout the world.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

Said to be liked especially by buffaloes, but is also grazed by cattle even in its advanced stages of growth after the floodwater recedes.

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 17.8 1
Crude protein % DM 12.5 3.2 9.4 15.8 3
Crude fibre % DM 31.8 8.6 22.1 38.7 3
NDF % DM 67.2 *
ADF % DM 37.3 *
Lignin % DM 4.8 *
Ether extract % DM 2.6 0.8 1.9 3.5 3
Ash % DM 12.7 3.6 9.4 16.6 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 66.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 63.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.0 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 61.5 1

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

References

Dirven, 1962; Hira et al., 2002; Talapatra et al., 1949

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 6.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 27.8 1
NDF % DM 63.4 *
ADF % DM 32.9 *
Lignin % DM 3.8 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 17.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 72.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 68.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 43.9 1

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

References

Talapatra et al., 1949

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 7.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.2 1
NDF % DM 64.7 *
ADF % DM 34.4 *
Lignin % DM 4.2 *
Ether extract % DM 1.4 1
Ash % DM 12.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.0 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 64.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 42.4 1

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

References

Talapatra et al., 1949

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 22.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.4 1
NDF % DM 67.7 *
ADF % DM 38.0 *
Lignin % DM 4.9 *
Ether extract % DM 2.8 1
Ash % DM 7.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *

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

References

Dirven, 1962

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 8.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 36.7 1
Ether extract % DM 1.0 1
Ash % DM 11.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.8 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2 *

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

References

Dirven, 1962

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:06

References
Datasheet citation 

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