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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 260-268
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2011.260.268
 
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Utilization Potentials of Cassava Starch (Manihot esculenta) as Micro-Livestock Feed Binder

S.B. Kosoko, O.B. Oluwole, O.Y. Okafor, G.N. Elemo, A.O. Daramola, S.O. Owolabi, A.A. Aderele and A.O. Komolafe

Abstract:
The investigation was conducted to study the suitability of cassava starch as a binder in grasscutter feed, which is effective. With respect to pellet forming ability, maximum value were obtained at 10, 15, 20 and 25% levels of cassava starch inclusion for diets 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. In terms of pellet forming index and dust level generated, the binding characteristic of the cassava starch in the pelleted feed diets increased as the level of inclusion increases and decreases with increase in the level of grass meal inclusion with values specific to a particular diet sample, while the level of inclusion have significant effect (p<0.05) of the densities (loose and bulk) of the diet samples. This study shows that 20% level of cassava starch inclusion would ensure a desirable pellet as it gives the maximum least value of pellet forming ability value when compared with the least values of other levels of starch inclusion.
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S.B. Kosoko, O.B. Oluwole, O.Y. Okafor, G.N. Elemo, A.O. Daramola, S.O. Owolabi, A.A. Aderele and A.O. Komolafe, 2011. Utilization Potentials of Cassava Starch (Manihot esculenta) as Micro-Livestock Feed Binder. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 5: 260-268.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2011.260.268

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2011.260.268

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