Okunlola Et Al


Okunlola et al

Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(3),
pp. 2
97-301, 2019


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DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061719110




Composition and Physio- Chemical Parameters of Cassava Peel Ensiled with Banana
Leaves and Dried Poultry Waste


1Okunlola, O.O., 1Alalade, J.A.,2Olorunnisomo,
 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 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.
Based on the results of the research, it could be concluded that ensiling of
cassava peels, banana leaves and dried poultry waste could be adopted and
best utilized as supplementation of feeds for ruminant animals.


Submitted: 17/06/2019

Accepted:  20/06/2019

Published: 28/07/2019


*Corresponding Author

Okunlola, O.O

E-mail: olujuwonokunlola@

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Cite this Article: Okunlola, OO; Alalade,
JA; Olorunnisomo, OA; Emiola, CB; Muraina, TO; Oladeji, OM (2019). Proximate
Composition and Physio- Chemical Parameters of Cassava Peel Ensiled with
Banana Leaves and Dried Poultry Waste. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
9(3): 297-301, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061719110.

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