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Digitaria (Digitaria gazensis)

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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Description 
Tufted perennial 30-75 cm high that occurs under a wide range of conditions and is commonly found in waterlogged black clays.
Distribution 
Eastern and southern tropical Africa
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
A good grazing grass of local importance in eastern and southern tropical Africa
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 13.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 28.2 1
NDF % DM 63.8 *
ADF % DM 33.3 *
Lignin % DM 3.9 *
Ether extract % DM 3.7 1
Ash % DM 8.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.9 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:07

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 91.1 1
Crude protein % DM 11.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.1 1
NDF % DM 65.6 *
ADF % DM 35.4 *
Lignin % DM 4.4 *
Ether extract % DM 2.4 1
Ash % DM 13.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 64.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 56.2 1

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:07

References
Datasheet citation 

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