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Abstract

Leucaena leaf meal and forage in Thailand.

Abstract

This paper considers leucaena as a component of animal feed production in Thailand. The compound feed for swine and poultry usually contains 3-5% leucaena leaf meal, while that for dairy cattle contains up to 15%. The protein content of leaf meal samples ranged from 11.2 to 21.5%, although pure leaves may contain as much as 17-28%. Leaf mimosine content ranged from 3 to 5%, with great variation between spp.