Nutritive Evaluation of Eight Browse Trees in Butana Area, Sudan
Abdelnasir Fadelelseed1, Balgees Abu Elgasim Atta Elmnan1, Siham Rahmatalla2, Moataz Mohammed1
1University of Khartoum, Dept. of Animal Nutrition, Sudan
This study was conducted during the late rainy season (September – October) to evaluate the proximate composition, mineral content, condensed tannins and in vitro organic matter digestibility (IVOMD) of eight pasture plant species collected from Butana area, Abu Deleig, Sudan. The browse tree species were, Acacia tortilis, A. mellifera, A. seyal, A. ehrenbergiana, A. nilotica, A. nubica, Ziziphus spina-christi, and Balaneties aegyptica. Twigs from the browse trees species were collected air dried and analysed for dry matter (DM), crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE), ash, crude fiber (CF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), lignin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, manganese, ferrous, zinc, cobalt, selenium, and copper, and compared with general requirement of camels.
Keywords: Browse trees, Butana area, chemical composition, in vitro digestibility, late rainy season, mineral content, Sudan, tannins
Contact Address: Abdelnasir Fadelelseed, University of Khartoum, Fac. of Animal Production, Dept. of Animal Nutrition, Khartoum, Sudan, e-mail: nasir.fadelgmail.com