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Cassava as Livestock and Poultry Feed

Cassava as Livestock and Poultry Feed

Agriculture, Livestock
Cassava, known scientifically as Manihot esculenta, has been a staple root crop in the Philippines for centuries, and its uses are as diverse as the nation's rich culture. Locally, it is known by various names like balinghoy, balanghoy, or kamoteng-kahoy, while internationally, it goes by manioc or tapioca. Beyond its role as a human food source, cassava offers various other applications, including animal feed, medicine, alcohol, and even industrial uses such as textile production and biodegradable materials. In this article, we'll explore the untapped potential of cassava as livestock and poultry feed and the various factors that have hindered its widespread adoption in the industry. Cassava's Remarkable Versatility Cassava is prized for its versatility, and its multiple uses make i...