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Studies on the Utilisation of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Seed Cake as an Ingredient in Concentrate Ration for Dairy Cows


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1 Department of Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, India
     

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The prevailing high prices and shortages in the country in almost all constituents of livestock feed had motivated animal feed scientists to explore and experiment with new wested, new conventional products to use them as animal feeds. Rubber seed is one such Agro Industrial product where for its profitable utilization as a non-conventional livestock feed science and technology can be perfected. Over 90 per cent of rubber plantation in India is in Kerala. Based on the statistics available on seed/cake production the total annual availability of rubber seed cake (R. S. C.) in Kerala is calculated to be approximately 37,500 tonnes.
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Maggie Menachery
Department of Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, India
C. R. Ananthasubramaniam
Department of Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Mannuthy, India

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The prevailing high prices and shortages in the country in almost all constituents of livestock feed had motivated animal feed scientists to explore and experiment with new wested, new conventional products to use them as animal feeds. Rubber seed is one such Agro Industrial product where for its profitable utilization as a non-conventional livestock feed science and technology can be perfected. Over 90 per cent of rubber plantation in India is in Kerala. Based on the statistics available on seed/cake production the total annual availability of rubber seed cake (R. S. C.) in Kerala is calculated to be approximately 37,500 tonnes.