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African locust bean (Parkia filicoidea)

Description and recommendations

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).

Common names

African locust bean, nitta tree

Related feed(s)

Description

Spreading tree of medium size with compound leaves and numerous leaflets. The pods grow in bunches, are 12-25 cm long, and contain a dry powdery yellow pulp embedded in dark-brown seeds. The tree is sometimes planted not only for animal feed but also for soil improvement as it extracts nutrients from deep layers of soil.

Nutritional attributes

All parts of the pods can be used for animal feed and are free from glucosides. Its usefulness is increased by the fact that the pods can be harvested during the dry season when feed is scarce.

Citation

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Tables

Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value

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 93.6 1
Crude protein % DM 4.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.0 1
Ether extract % DM 1.2 1
Ash % DM 8.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 86.4 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 52.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.0 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

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Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 4.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 14.6 1
Ether extract % DM 2.3 1
Ash % DM 4.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 13.2 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 17.6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 89.4 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 67.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 12.0 *

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

References

Anon., 1922

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Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 93.0 1
Crude protein % DM 13.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.4 1
Ether extract % DM 7.3 1
Ash % DM 6.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.3 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 87.9 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.6 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.5 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:33

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Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 31.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 9.4 1
Ether extract % DM 17.4 1
Ash % DM 4.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 22.6 *
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 6.7 1
Cystine % protein 1.9 1
Glycine % protein 4.5 1
Histidine % protein 3.0 1
Isoleucine % protein 3.6 1
Leucine % protein 6.9 1
Lysine % protein 6.7 1
Methionine % protein 0.6 1
Phenylalanine % protein 4.4 1
Threonine % protein 3.3 1
Tryptophan % protein 0.9 1
Tyrosine % protein 3.6 1
Valine % protein 4.2 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 91.0 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 75.3 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 17.1 *

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

References

Anon., 1922; Fetuga, 1974

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:34

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