The use of bean sprout waste as an al terna tive feed to reduce feed cost in sheep farm
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Feed cost is the biggest cost (around 70%) which affects the production cost in livestock business. The problem that faced by farmer is the price of feed which is very expensive so the farmer could not get much benefit on their business. Bean sprout waste is scalp of bean sprout that still have good nutrientll ] content but wasted with useless by many people so we used it as an alternative feed to reduce feed cost. Bean sprout waste is easy to get, not compete with human food needs, and available in large quantities in Indonesia. The objective of this study is to identify the use of bean sprout waste as a sheep feed. The study showed that bean sprout waste has high nutrient content (13.6% crude protein and 49% crude fiber) which is better than concentrate (feed that usually use for sheep) and signiflcally increase the body weight gain equal with using concentrate (average I 14.97 gram/head/day) and also could reduce feed cost by half This indicates that using bean sprout waste is good for sheep feed .
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