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Table 3 Categorization of feeds fed and their frequencies of mention in 36 households

From: Small ruminant feed systems: perceptions and practices in the transitional zone of Ghana

Feed category Frequency of mention of feeds in category Feed types
Wild browse 42 Margaritaria discoidea, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Ficus sur, Ficus exasperata, Bridelia micrantha, Adansonia digitata
Natural pasture 12 Sida acuta, Andropogon gayanus, Pennisetum purpureum, centro, Digitaria insularis, Panicum maximum
Cultivated multipurpose trees and shrubs 35 Ficus umbellata, Gmelina arborea, Mangifera indica, Ficus sycomorus, Leucaena leucocephala
Crop residue 34 Banana leaves, cassava leaves, plantain leaves, palm leaves, maize leaves, cowpea leaves, groundnut tops
Crop by-products 65 Cassava peels, yam peels, household food waste, maize flour, plantain peels, cowpea husk
Crops 44 Maize grains, cassava tubers, cowpea grains.
Total 232*  
  1. * Not all 33 feeds were fed in all 36 households. This value represents the sum of frequencies for all feeds across all households. It is the number of household-feed cases.