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|Title:||Cassava: Nutrient composition and nutritive value in poultry diets||Contributor(s):||Morgan, Natalie (author) ; Choct, Mingan (author)||Publication Date:||2016||Open Access:||Yes||DOI:||10.1016/j.aninu.2016.08.010||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19781||Abstract:||Insufficient supply, high prices and competition with the human food and biofuel industries means there is a continuous demand for alternative energy sources for poultry. As a result, cassava is becoming an increasingly important ingredient in poultry diets, largely due to its high availability. Efficient use of cassava products has been shown to reduce feed costs of poultry production. The utilisation of cassava is, however, limited by a number of factors, including its high fibre and low energy content and the presence of anti-nutritional factors, primarily hydrocyanic acid (HCN). With correct processing the inclusion level of cassava in poultry diets could be increased. Extensive research has been conducted on cassava products for poultry, but there is still a lack of consistency amongst the measured nutritive values for cassava and its products, hence variation exists in results from poultry studies. This paper reviews the nutrient composition of cassava products and its value as an alternative energy source in poultry diets.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Animal Nutrition, 2(4), p. 253-261||Publisher:||Zhongguo Xumu Shouyi Xuehui [Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine]||Place of Publication:||China||ISSN:||2405-6545||Field of Research (FOR):||070204 Animal Nutrition||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 44
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