Okunlola et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(3), pp. 297-301, 2019 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061719110 https://gjournals.org/GJAS Proximate Composition and Physio- Chemical Parameters of Cassava Peel Ensiled with Banana Leaves and Dried Poultry Waste 1Okunlola, O.O., 1Alalade, J.A.,2Olorunnisomo, O.A, ¹Emiola, C. B., ¹Muraina, T.O. and 1Oladeji, O. M. 1Department of Animal production technology, Oyo state college of agriculture and technology, Igboora, Oyo state 2Department of animal science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 061719110 Type: Research DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061719110 The study was carried out to determine the physio- chemical parameters, mineral composition and chemical composition of silage. Cassava peel, poultry litter and banana leaves were ensiled for 28 days in four treatments S0, S1, S2 and S3 respectively. S0-100% cassava peel, S1,70%cassava peel+30% poultry litter, S2,70% cassava peel+30% dried poultry waste, S3,40% cassava peel +40%banana leaf+20% dried poultry waste. Result for chemical composition of silage during the experiment shows that S2 has the highest value for dry matter (50.21) and S0 had the lowest value (25.10). S1 had the highest value for crude protein (23.55) and highest of crude fibre (42.70). The pH of the silage ranged from 4.0 -4.4The result for mineral composition of the silage showed that S1 had the highest Calcium (Ca) content of 330.0mg/100g while S0, S2, and S3 showed similarities in values recorded respectively (230.3mh/100g, 250.0mg/100g and 240.0mg/100g). The values for Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn) and Copper (Cu) were relatively low. 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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(3): 297-301, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061719110.