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Selection and evaluation of feedstuffs for urban and peri-urban small ruminant production in Ghana: a systems approach Baah, John

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The objective of this research was to develop a feed package for small ruminants in the urban centres of Ghana. A survey of 120 households indicated that cassava peels were the most abundant feedstuff. However, the level of nitrogen (1.02%) was inadequate to support optimum rumen flnction. The degradation of cassava peels and leaves of ficus, terminalia and chaya in the rumen was determined using the in sacco technique (Experiment 1). The respective rates of degradation of nitrogen fractions were 0.087, 0.052 and 0.133% h-1 (P

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