Thailand is known as a large producer of rice and cassava. In the country rice co-products especially rice bran and broken rice, and tapioca are often used as alternative carbohydrate raw materials. “Livestock producers in Thailand use local crops like rice and tapioca as a substitute for corn for feed cost management and as a feed intake booster in the case of rice bran in pig feed,” said an official of the Thai Feed Millers Association. Tapioca is not used much in chicken feed as chickens do not like cassava in their feed. It is more often used in pig feed, but in a limited amount. At Burapa Farm, where three cross-line finishing pigs are raised, the farm owner uses cassava at an inclusion rate of below 30%. “Exceeding this rate won’t suitable for the three cross-line pigs,” he said. The use of rice co-products and tapioca, however, depends on prices. For instance tapioca demand for ethanol production affects the price.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/rice-co-products-tapioca-as-alternative-carbohydrate-source)