Coffee husk is
the cattle may be able to consume this feed, if they are fed after mixing them with cereal straws. Even for
maintaining animals, when this feed forms a part of the ration, the requirement of energy rich feeds will be more in order to make up the poor energy content of this husk.
Coffee husk contains 7-8% crude protein. NDF and ADF contents are 60 and 49%, respectively. However, calcium and phosphorus content is 0.51 and 0.25%, respectively.
Grounfnut husk is also unpalatable to cattle and poorer in nutritive value than rice husk and coffee husk. Milling of this by-product, and adding molasses and one percent urea to this ground product may improve its palatability.
Maize husk is superior to even gram husk in its nutritive value. About 50% of the dry roughage portion in the rations of adult non-producing cattle can be replaced by this by- product.