Tag: fodder

Winter related fodder shortage problems in small animal holders

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A common question from small livestock farmers at my village is about management of fodder. Especially In winter season they have shortage of fodder and lack proper substitute to fulfil the deficiency of fodder. They have not enough resources to buy modern resources. It is a fact that Pakistan is an agriculture based country where […]…Read More

Kallar Grass “The Salt Grass” an Important Fodder Crop to Ameliorate Salt-Effected Soils

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article image Pakistan is an agricultural country; major part of its population depends on agriculture. Pakistan is located between longitude 61° and 76° E and latitude 24° and 37°N. Major part of the country lies in semi-arid to arid region receiving annual rain fall 250 mm and ranges from 100 – 760 mm. Most of the area […]…Read More

Quality fodder of millet and cowpea

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article image In the age of extreme global development only those countries are mak- ing rapid head way in area of economic development that have attained a selfsufficiency in food produc- tion while rest of countries are just eagle-eyed them. Pakistan is one of the ma- jor milk producing coun- tries and demand for milk is rising due to increase in population and change in eating habits of the people. Fodders are used to feed the dairy stocks, mostly buf- faloes, rely on cultivated forage for the green…Read More

Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder

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article image The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one can predict its schedule accurately.…Read More

Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder

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article image The contribution of livestock in national GDP in year 2014-15 is 11.8% while it contributes 56.3% to agriculture. Fodder is an important factor in various farming systems as it is necessary for the normal functioning of livestock and without this animal survival is very difficult. Its demand is now increasing day by day so farmers grow multi-cut fodder like barseem, lucerne, sorghum, maize and millet. Now a day’s weather is tremendously changing, no one…Read More

Fodder value for livestock in arid zone

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article image MOST OF the land area of Pakistan is classified as arid (lack of available water) to semi-arid as rainfall is not sufficient to grow agricultural crops and in the rain fed (farming practices that rely only on rainfall) areas of Pakistan. The rainfall varies from less than 100 mm to over 1000 mm annually with an average of about 400 mm/year. In such areas, the important sector for source of revenue is livestock which plays a vital role as a substitute during drought years when crop gets poor…Read More

Silage preparation – an effective way to store excess fodder

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article image SILAGE IS a product obtained by packing fresh fodder in a suitable container (Silo) and allowing it to ferment under anaerobic conditions without undergoing much loss of nutrients. Fermentation under anaerobic condition preserves the nutritive value and enhances the keeping quality of the fodder. The process of conserving the green fodder in this way is termed as Ensiling’.Crops suited for silage makingGenerally, the fodder crops rich in soluble carbohydrates and low to medium in protein…Read More