The Open School of Tropical Animal
Science and Production
12/6/2023 11:31:44 AM
THE SUGARCANE FEED MANUAL
The primary objective of this “manual for farmers and livestock production specialists” is as a reference in formulating tropical non-conventional animal feeds with sugarcane derived ingredients (SDFs) as the basal feed resource(s) within the diets. This manual attempts to take into account the diverse farm situations that exist within the Caribbean region and elsewhere in the tropics.
Practices must be adjusted according to the specific farm
situation and new information generated. This guide suggests alternatives for
the possible use of the entire sugarcane plant and its by-products (bagasse,
straw, stem/stalk, juice, and molasses) for animal feeding (to pigs and
ruminants). The First Edition was initially written in French for distribution
within the French Farming Environment. This English Edition was translated from
the French version and then modified and adapted to suit the needs of the
farmers within the English-speaking Caribbean. One thousand copies of this first
edition have been printed [500 in French and 500 in English].
To download the Sugarcane Feed Manual please click the thumbnail below:
Dr. Gary W. Garcia, Ph.D.,
Department of Food Production, Faculty of Science and Agriculture,
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.