Dragon fruit trimmings as a supplement feed for cattle

Dragon fruit branches can be fed to cattle. 

Nutritional Value

  • Fiber: Dragon fruit branches are rich in fiber, which can aid in the digestion of cattle.
  • Moisture: The branches contain a good amount of moisture, which can help keep cattle hydrated.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: They may also provide some vitamins and minerals, although specific nutritional content can vary.


  • Supplementary Feed: Dragon fruit branches are typically used as supplementary feed rather than a primary source of nutrition.
  • Silage: They can be mixed with other feed materials to create silage, a type of preserved feed that is fermented to improve its nutritional value and digestibility.


  • Chopping: It is advisable to chop the branches into smaller pieces to make it easier for the cattle to consume and digest.
  • Mixing: Mix the chopped branches with other types of forage or feed to ensure a balanced diet.


  • Waste Utilization: Using dragon fruit branches as cattle feed helps in reducing agricultural waste.
  • Cost-Effective: It can be a cost-effective feed option for farmers who grow dragon fruit, as it utilizes by-products that would otherwise go to waste.


  • Nutritional Balance: Ensure that the overall diet of the cattle is nutritionally balanced. Dragon fruit branches should not be the sole feed but part of a diverse diet.
  • Toxicity: Make sure that the branches are free from pesticides or other harmful chemicals before feeding them to the cattle.

Feeding dragon fruit branches to cattle can be a sustainable and economical practice, benefiting both the livestock and the environment.

Warning - Cattle do love dragon fruit! Keep  Cattle away from your dragon fruit  plants.