The nutritive value of fruits (pods with seeds) from four Acacia spp. compared with extracted noug ( Guizotia abyssinica) meal as supplements to maize stover for ethiopian highland sheep uri icon

abstract

  • Exmines the nutritive value of fruits from Acacia tortilis, A. albida, A. nilotica and A. sieberiana. Compares the fruits of these four species with the meal produced by industrial extraction of oil from noug (Guizotia abyssinica). Also compares these feeds as sources of protein when offered in combination with maize stover (Zea mays). Includes data on the composition of feedstuffs and summarises results of growth and balance trials and ratio of seed to pod and seeds voided undigested in the faeces

publication date

  • 1990