A Vegetational Survey Of Green Fodder Browsed By Cattle in Umudike South East Nigeria

OKAFOR OKECHUKWU B | 42 pages (7659 words) | Projects

ABSTRACT

Twenty eight species of plant identified in a quadrant of 40 and 14 plants eaten by cattle were categorized as grass, leguminous and non- leguminous browse plants. Three (3) plant species from each were chemically analyzed. The CP of eguminous browse averaged 19.79 ± 2.05%. The mean CF for the non — leguminous browse and grass were 18.18 ± 2.38 and 8.52 ± 2.38%, respectively. The greatest OP was recorded in Centrosema pubescene ( 21.61%) while the lowest was in Panicum maximum (5.6%). The crude fibre content of the forage varied widely (5.47 ± 38.14%). Grasses had the highest average of 34.01 ± 2.01%, followed by the non— leguminous browse (8.18 ± 0.77%). The average EE content was higher in leguminous browse (8.62%) while the corresponding value for non-leguminous and grass plants were 8.37% and 2.17%, respectively. The average ash content of grass (17.89 ± 16.25) in this study was higher than the non-leguminous (8.82 ± 4.27) and the leguniinous browse (6.76 ±1 .43). The means of saponin, tannin and phytic value for leguminous browse were respectively 1.06 ±0.26; 0.36 ± 0.17; 0.68 ± 0.19 and those of non-leguminous browse averaged 1.01 ± 0.14; 0.09 ± 0.02; 0.49 ± 0.17, respectively. Generally, the digestible crude protein ranged from 1.69% in — Panicum maximum to 16.85% in Cenfrosema pubescene.

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APA

OKAFOR, B (2021). A Vegetational Survey Of Green Fodder Browsed By Cattle in Umudike South East Nigeria. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 07, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/a-vegetational-survey-of-green-fodder-browsed-by-cattle-in-umudike-south-east-nigeria-7-2

MLA 8th

B, OKAFOR. "A Vegetational Survey Of Green Fodder Browsed By Cattle in Umudike South East Nigeria" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 01 Jul. 2021, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/a-vegetational-survey-of-green-fodder-browsed-by-cattle-in-umudike-south-east-nigeria-7-2. Accessed 07 Feb. 2023.

MLA7

B, OKAFOR. "A Vegetational Survey Of Green Fodder Browsed By Cattle in Umudike South East Nigeria". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 01 Jul. 2021. Web. 07 Feb. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/a-vegetational-survey-of-green-fodder-browsed-by-cattle-in-umudike-south-east-nigeria-7-2 >.

Chicago

B, OKAFOR. "A Vegetational Survey Of Green Fodder Browsed By Cattle in Umudike South East Nigeria" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2021). Accessed 07 Feb. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/a-vegetational-survey-of-green-fodder-browsed-by-cattle-in-umudike-south-east-nigeria-7-2

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