The banana plant as cattle feed: a preliminary study on the use of banana forage as the only protein and fibre source in a molasses/urea based diet

Fernandez, A.; Ffoulkes, D.; Preston, T.R.

Tropical Animal Production 3(2): 180

1978


Accession: 000766615

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Abstract
Over a 140-day period liveweight gains of Zebu bulls on a molasses/urea diet supplemented with a 50/50 mixture of chopped banana leaves and trunk at 5% of body weight were in the range 400-550 g/day. There was no apparent benefit from raising the forage level to 8% of body wt. F1 Zebu X Holstein bulls showed smaller gains.