Original Articles

Foggage value of kikuyu (pennisetum clandestinum hochst. ex chiov.)


Investigations to determine whether frosted kikuyu could supply better quality foggage than natural pasturage in sourveld areas during the winter months revealed that this grass was characterized by a crude protein content of 8–10% in the winter months. The performance of animals grazing such frosted kikuyu was highly satisfactory.

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