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Title: Small Ruminants Feed Improvement Handbook
Authors: Antwi, C.
Keywords: ration formulation
urea treatment
urea molasses block
small ruminants
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Prisebs Publishers, Anwomaso
Abstract: Small holding livestock production in Ghana is constrained by low quality feed resources. Available feed resources vary from leguminous fodder to cereals, household waste, shrubs, forages and agro-industrial by-products (AIBP). However, farmers feed their animals mainly with cereal residues, household waste and empty grain pods, which are fibrous and have low levels of protein and minerals. As a result, animal’s performance is reduced, prolonging the number of days to maturity and slaughter. A recent feeding trial involving some selected farmers in the Amantin community under the DFAT-CORAF project showed a growth rate of 35g/day. This is lower than the average 62-85g/day recorded in literature. The study concluded that ruminant feedstuff in the Amantin locality was of low quality and therefore feed improvement programs must be introduced.
Description: Handbook published by Prisebs Publishers, Anwomaso
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6998
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