The chemical composition and nutritive value of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum)

Marshall, B.; Bredon, R.M.

Tropical Agriculture 40: 63-66

1963


ISSN/ISBN: 0041-3216
Accession: 014229482

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Abstract
Proximate composition is given for grass 3 to 4 ft in height, chaffed and not chaffed, and for grass 7 to 8 ft high which was chaffed. Crude protein was 17.35, 10.70 and 13.15% dry matter, respectively, and the digestibility coefficients were 76.0, 66.3 and 73.4. Fibre was 31.33, 34.78 and 32.92% and digestibility 74.2, 66.6 and 65.7. All grasses had high nutritive value. There seemed to be no advantage in chaffing.