Chemical composition of some fodder grasses of the Dar es Salaam region, Tanzania

Nagineni Sreeramulu, Abdallah I. Chande


Twenty common Tanzanian fodder grasses were analysed for crude protein, crude fibre, ether extract, carbohydrates, total ash, Na, K and Ca contents. Cynodon dactylon, Panicum infestum, Pennisetum polystachyon, Dactyloctenium geminatum and Hypormenia rufa were found to be rich in protein coupled with low fibre values. Eleusine indica and Cenchrus ciliaris contained high amounts of K.


Grasses; Chemical analysis; Tanzania

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