Local name: Beri
it is an important fodder for these two species of animals. Ground leaves used in combinations with other feeds in dry season in Rajasthan. Entire shrub can be cut, leaves allowed to dry and beaten off with sticks. Dried product called pala (a generic term for dried leaves collected as livestock feed) and yielding at 1.0-1.6 kg dry matter per tree.
In a comparative study on the palatability of different varieties of tree leaves; it was observed that beri
leaves are comparatively more palatable than pipal or pakar leaves. The beri leaves have high crude protein content (18.6%) but the digestibility coefficient is only 36%.