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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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1 g/kg of DM for the respective diets with soybean meal, cottonseed meal, aerial part of cassava hay and leucaena hay.
89 g/d) for diets including soybean meal, cottonseed meal, aerial part of the cassava hay and leucaena hay were lower than those reported by Fonseca et al.
Role of cassava hay as animal feeds in the tropics.
Supplementation of cassava hay to replace concentrate use in lactating Holstein Friesian cross-breds.
The chemical compositions of cassava hay and fresh cassava foliage were in the range reported in the literature (Wanapat et al.
01) in cows fed fresh cassava foliage (but no toxic signs were evident) than in cassava hay due to a higher level of HCN in the former, similar to the findings of Ravindran et al.
The dietary treatments were as follows: T1 = control, using commercial concentrate (containing cassava chip, wheat bran, soybean meal, ground mungbean, sunflower meal, palm kernel cake, brewers' grain, kapok seed meal, molasses, urea, sulphur, mixed minerals and vitamin ADE) as a supplement (CON); T2 = concentrate with cassava hay (CHSO-0); T3 = concentrate with cassava hay and 2.
The effect of sunflower oil in cassava hay based-diets on feed intake and body weight is presented in Table 3.
1997) showing that cassava hay (CH) harvested at a younger stage of growth (3 months) contained up to 30% CP and had a good profile of amino acids, particularly methionine and leucine.
In the morning and afternoon the animals receiving supplementation were fed cassava hay according to the respective treatments.
Fresh cassava foliage and cassava hay contains HCN at about 1-100 mg/100 g fresh basis and 3.