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Cane tops as cattle fodder


Sugarcane tops are a by-product of sugarcane harvesting, comprising green leaves, the leaf bundle sheath and some immature cane.

Unfortunately, there is little accurate information regarding the nutritional value of sugarcane tops, owing to large differences in varieties, and whether it is one year or two year cane. This Primefact discusses:

  • nutritive value
  • potential residue risks.


Primefact 314 First Edition

Published: Feb 2007