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Tridax daisy (Tridax procumbens)

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).


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Common names 

Coat buttons, erva de touro, tridax daisy, cadillo chisaca

Related feed(s) 

From Mexico, now a pantropical weed.

Nutritional aspects

Highly palatable.


Tridax daisy leaves are valuable fodder for rabbits. When offered to rabbits fed on a concentrate feed, they compared favourably with Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala), agati (Sesbania grandiflora). Rabbits had higher weight gains and improved feed conversion ratio (2.63 vs 2.88) when receiving Tridax daisy (Singh et al., 2007). Though Tridax daisy gave lower weight gain than dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus), it had a better feed conversion ratio (2.63 vs 2.90) (Singh et al., 2007).

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Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://feedipedia.org/node/659 Last updated on April 12, 2011, 15:08

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