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Fonio (Digitaria exilis) forage

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 
Fonio, white fonio, acha, hungry rice
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual grass suited to poor sandy soils. Cultivated as a cereal in West Africa where it is used mostly for human consumption.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Straw from threshing commonly used as fodder. Can be cut for silage.
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 97.0 1
Crude protein % DM 5.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.1 1
Ether extract % DM 1.7 1
Ash % DM 7.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *

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

References

Hartley et al., 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:13

References
Datasheet citation 

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