Article Id: ARCC1606 | Page : 217-218
Citation :- NUTRITIVE EVALUATION OF TREE LEAVES AND GRASSES OF NAGALAND.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2009.(43):217-218
M.K.Ghosh, P. Konwar, H. K. Das, S. Bandyopadhyay and M. Bhattacharya
Address : National Research Center on Yak, Dirang-790 101, West Kameng district, India


The dry matter of tree leaves of Nagaland varies from 21.65% to 53.35% with lowest value in
napier. Local tree fodders like gayo(Smilax zeylanica), kapokri(Jasminum sp.), vapru(Surarya
curniculata), kartos(Pranus cerasoides), penga(Thysanolaena agrostis) contain more then 40%
dry matter. The crude protein content of all the samples were above 10% except gayo, kapokri
and vapru. Arangtsumi(Sabia sp.) is having highest CP (25.38%). The ether extract fraction of
local tree fodders of Nagaland varies from 0.34% to 9.04% and highest crude fat content of
9.04% was seen in odal(Brassica napus) tree leaves. The total ash content of tinpati(Dacynia
indica) leaves was 21.67 % and vapru was 3.54 %. The nitrogen free extract was found above 40%
except napier(Pennisetum purpurium) and organic matter was above 78% in all the samples. The
neutral detergent fibre(NDF) content was found to vary from 40.23% to 72.37% and acid detergent
fibre(ADF) was found to vary from 23.26% to 64.92%.


Local tree fodders and grasses Dry matter Crude protein


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