Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder


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.

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Silage Safe and Healthy Fodder


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

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PLDD set to produce 20-ton silage this year




STAFF REPORT LHR: Chief Executive Officer, Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board (PLDDB) Nabil Arif, has said that the provision of low cost and nutrient fodder to livestock farmers for their animals is necessary to enhance milk and meat productivity so PLDDB is providing Silage facility to farmers at a low cost.
"The provincial government has facilitated PLDDB to launch silage project across the Punjab for the provision of low-cost fodder for animals to boost up the

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Silage preparation – an effective way to store excess fodder

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

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