Nutritional Evaluation of Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Peels as a Dietary Supplement in Tropical Friesian Holstein Cross Breed Dairy Cattle

Herinda Pertiwi, Nisha Yulanda Maharsedyo, Lestiana Amaro, Tri Bhawono Dadi

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Abstract

Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Peels supplementation in feed was evaluated on quality and quantity of dairy cattle production. Cassava peels were waste product of tapioca flour industry. A total of 26 lactation dairy cattle breed Friesian Holstein cross breed maintained at individual cage at farm on Kawi Mountain, Malang, East Java. It was randomly allotted to treatment and control group (13 head of cattle in each group). Treatment group were fed with cassava peels base dietary, whereas control group were fed by grass and commercial ration dietary. After a month, the quality and quantity of milk were recorded daily for a month and analyzed on automatic milk analyzer. The result showed significant changes (p<0.05) on treatment group were shown on percentage of protein (2.87%), lactose (4.40%), solid nonfat (8.49%), and total solid (12.23%). This quality of milk only needed cost of 1.15 €/head/day compared with control group which needed 2.02 €/head/day. These results indicated that cassava peels in feed can produce higher total solid and protein level of milk than control group. They also have high potential as a feed source to cut production cost; therefore, the farmer income increased slightly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6517839
JournalVeterinary Medicine International
Volume2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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