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cassava

(kă-sah′vă) [Sp. cazabe]
A group of perennial herbs of the genus Manihot. The plant is one of the most efficient converters of solar energy to carbohydrate. The root of M. esculenta provides an excellent source of starch and can thrive in poor, dry, acid soils. To be suitable for eating, the root is processed by one of several methods to remove or control the amount of cyanide present. Tapioca is made from cassava.

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05) in the process selection of nitrogen intake among the diets with different protein sources and the animals fed the diet containing aerial part of the cassava hay ingested greater (p < 0.
Possibly, this fact was evidenced due to higher consumption of nitrogen that was provided by the diet containing aerial part of the cassava hay (Table 3).
Factor A was non-supplementation or supplementation with cassava hay (CH) in the concentrate.
However, supplementing cassava hay for lactating dairy cows tended to increase milk yield, similar to the work of Wanapat (2001) and Kiyothong and Wanapat (2004).
Hence, the hypothesis behind this study was that feeding fresh cassava foliage or cassava hay (10% in total ration) combined with adequate sulfur could provide good sources of protein for milk production in dairy cattle with no toxic effects from cyanide.
Therefore, the objective of this experiment was to investigate the effect of supplementation of sunflower oil and cassava hay based-concentrate with urea-treated rice straw as basal roughage on ruminal fermentation efficiency, and milk productivity in lactating dairy cows.
Cassava hay was used as an ingredient in cassoy-urea pellet with SBM or urea and the pellet was very good source of protein in cattle due to its high rumen bypass protein (Wanapat et al.
2% CP, while cassava hay (CH) and cassava foliage (FCF) consisted of 24.
Six heifers Brahman cattle and six heifers swamp buffaloes were randomly assigned to receive two treatments, control (non-supplementation) or supplementation of cassava hay at 1 kg DM (2 times daily) in a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement according to a Cross-over design.
Cassava hay is produced from cassava foliage (green stem, petiole and leaves) at a young growth stage of 3-4 months.