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Alloteropsis (Alloteropsis semialata)

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 
Tongolonakanga, oignon de pintade
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Hairy tufted perennial 20-90 cm high. with shoot bases coated with densely hairy scales. An early grass which flowers at the very beginning of the rains. It can withstand some waterlogging. It is an early grass and, in Kenya, fresh herbage is produced at the very beginning of the rains when other grasses still dormant.
Distribution 
Occurs naturally in tropical Africa, Asia and Australia in open grassland or woodland. Locally abundant. Introduced to Madagascar and now common in plateau grasslands. In Australia, one of the main species in thin lowland woodland and can withstand some waterlogging.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Good grazing grass with good herbage quality.
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 15.6 15.6 15.6 2
Crude fibre % DM 14.7 14.7 14.7 2
NDF % DM 51.1 *
ADF % DM 18.4 *
Lignin % DM 0.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.1 1.1 1.1 2
Ash % DM 9.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 82.9 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 79.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 14.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.4 *

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

References

Bogdan, 1977; Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:36

References
Datasheet citation 

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