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Dahlanuddin, 2001. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 13 (1): 1-9

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Dahlanuddin, 2001. Forages commonly available to goats under farm conditions on Lombok Island, Indonesia. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 13 (1): 1-9

Two surveys were conducted during the wet and dry seasons on Lombok Island, Indonesia to study feeding and management practices for goats raised under the small-scale production system. It was found that a wide range of forages was fed to goats with 40 and 30 different types being used during the wet and dry seasons, respectively. Native grasses and fodder trees, particularly Sesbania grandiflora, were the most readily available feeds and these were offered to goats both as a mixed and as the sole diet. Other fodder trees such as Gliricidia sepium, Leucaena leucocephala, Hibiscus tilliaceus and Eythrina lithosperma, and some agricultural byproducts such as cassava and sweet potato leaves, were also fed to goats but to a lesser extent. Only a very few farmers offered rice straw, the most abundantly available agricultural byproduct, to goats both during wet and dry seasons.

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Dahlanuddin, 2001