silage

Is Silage a Complete Feed for Medium Milk-yielding Cows?

In recent months making and feeding of silage to dairy animals has picked pace of adoption which is a good sign. Silage offers several advantages: (a) the field can be...

Energy Requirements In Dairy Cows

(The Standard Values have been Obtained From: Feeding Dairy Cows, A Manual for use in the Target Nutrition Program, Edited by Jacobs and Ann Hargreaves, 3rd Edition) The feed is...
Rumen Manipulation

Rumen Manipulation to Enhance Feed Conversion Efficiency

Introduction  Rumen is well recognized as an essential fermentation vat that is capable of preparing end-products particularly volatile fatty acids and microbial proteins as major energy and protein for the...
Azolla Cultivation

Azolla – An Excellent Source for Nutritive Livestock Feed

Introduction India has the largest livestock population in the world and is expected to grow at a rate of 0.55 percent in the coming years. Although, India is one of...
Azolla Feeding to Cattle

Azolla Feeding to Cattle : Economic Value or a Hype

At times we scientists and extension workers get carried away and do not analyze the utility of farm technologies in a pragmatic way. This problem accentuates when the campaign becomes...
केळ्याच्या सालींचा

Banana Peels as Alternate Feed for Dairy Cows

Banana Peels as Cattle Feed Banana, a poor man’s fruit, is an important cash crop worldwide. In 2017, world banana production was 117 million tons. With 30 MT production valued...
Azolla Farming, Azolla Farming Bed, Azolla Cultivation

Azolla Farming for Animal Feeding

What is Azolla Farming? Feed and fodder are the major important inputs covering about 50-75% of the total production costs of milk, meat and other livestock products. In Indian conditions,...
Dry Matter Requirements for Cattle

Dry Matter Requirements for Dairy Cows

Dry Matter Requirements for Cattle Almost all feed and fodder contain water in varying amounts. Dry matter is the portion of feed/fodder remaining after all the water has been taken...
Banana Leaves as Cattle Feed

Feeding of Banana Leaves to Cows

Use of Banana Leaves as Cattle Feed A dairy farmer has asked me to offer comments on the issue of the feeding of banana leaves to dairy cows. The banana...