Use and performance of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) in Venezuelan animal production systems

Published on: 05/25/2020
Author/s : Eduardo E. Escalante / Formerly Universidad de Los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Ambientales, Mérida, Estado Mérida, Venezuela.

Silvopastoral systems One of the limitations for the efficient production of meat and milk in livestock systems of Venezuela is the scarcity of high-protein forage from plants adapted to the acid soils and prolonged droughts of the Llanos (savannas). The Llanos cover an estimated area of 15-20 M ha predominantly in the southeast and southwest of the country. They are mainly covered with native gr...

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Abdul Qader Samsor Abdul Qader Samsor
DVM, diploma in animal production
May 25, 2020

Mainly Leucaena leucocepala or ipel ipel is growing in tropical areas, it's adapted in most tropical condition, but depends on your condition. What research has been applied for some factors regarding digestibility and toxicity? Using this plant only as source of protien may cause some problem in dairy animals.

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