Tubers as Nutritious Pig Feeding

Tubers are a growing source of food energy. Very good for pig nutrition and feeding. Generally, the tubers contain high energy, but the protein content is low. Nevertheless, the productivity of protein and tuber energy per hectare compared with the higher n-butteries. Except for the protein productivity of the cassavas.

Here are the tubers as Pig Feed

Cassava

It is the most important agricultural crop in the tropics. Indonesia, Nigeria, Zaire, Thailand, and India are important cassava producing countries. In Indonesia cassava is the staple food in the third order after rice and corn. The content of cassava protein is lower than maize. When cassava is used as a source of energy in the ration, it must be balanced with a higher protein source. Calcium and phosphorus levels are adequate, but because of the high oxalic acid content (0.1-0.31{35c827cbe26b79242d8e2f910021ba0bcb9c19ffeeafe1612053acf37d4c8898}), that will affect the absorption of Ca and Zn.

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