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Guria grass (Chrysopogon fulvus)

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 
Guria grass
Synonyms 
Chrysopogon montanus Trin,
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial up to 80 cm high that grows under an annual rainfall of 300-1200 mm.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Considered a useful pasture grass and has been used to oversow poor natural pastures. Should not be grazed during the establishment year. Palatable and fairly high-yielding.
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
Crude protein % DM 6.1 2.1 4.5 9.0 4
Crude fibre % DM 34.4 2.7 31.6 36.8 4
NDF % DM 69.6 *
ADF % DM 40.2 *
Lignin % DM 5.4 *
Ether extract % DM 1.6 0.4 1.2 2.1 4
Ash % DM 10.1 1.1 8.7 11.0 4
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 61.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *

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

References

Sen, 1938; Sharma et al., 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:20

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 4.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 36.6 1
NDF % DM 71.7 *
ADF % DM 42.6 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 *
Ether extract % DM 1.1 1
Ash % DM 8.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 56.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 52.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.7 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:20

References
Datasheet citation 

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