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close this bookBetter Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)
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Values of some animal feeds

Feed

Number of feed units per kg of feed

Kilogrammes, of feed to equal1 feed unit

Grammes of digestible protein per kg of feed

Green fodder

Pasture grass

0.15

6.5

16

Maize stems and leaves

0.2

4

6

Pueraria (grass)

0.3

3.5

41

Green sorghum

0.15

6.5

12

Green millet

0.1

10

7

Cassava leaves

0.2

5

63

Hay

Very good prairie hay

0.6

1.5

60

Average prairie hay

0.35

3

23

Groundnut leaves without shells

0.4

2.5

35

Pueraria (hay)

0.5

2

87

Silage

Pasture grass

0.15

6.5

14

Maize

0.15

6.5

8

Sorghum

0.1 5

6.5

18

Oil cake

Groundnuts

1.2

0.8

400

Copra

1

1

167

Cottonseed

0.6

1.5

181

Palm kernel

1

1

145

Grains

Maize

1

1

68

Paddy

1

1

40

Roots and tubers

Cassava

0.3

3.5

7

Yams

0.25

4

9