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PRELIMINARY STUDY ON NUTRIENT CONTENT OF LOCAL GRASS IN INTEGRATED FARMING IN JOHOR

Integrating livestock in rubber or oil palm plantations has optimized the productivity of each land unit used in Malaysia. Malaysia has vast fields such as oil palm plantations, rubber and coconut. Under the trees and inter-row spaces promote the growth of at least 60 species of grass which is commonly considered as weeds (Ayob and Kabul, 2009). These are potential feeds that can be a good source of food or fiber in ruminant nutrition. However, less study were conducted to determine the nutritional value of local grasses that grew between the rows beneath palm trees. The objective of this study is to document the nutrient content of some of the local grasses found in the integrated farm.

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Norlindawati, A. P.*, Haryani, H, Sabariah, B., M. Noor, I, Samijah, A., and M. Supie, J.
Malaysia Veterinary Institute, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, Beg Berkunci 520,
86009 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
*Email: norlindawati.dvs@1govuc.gov.my


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