Banana leaves in Cattle Feed

பசு மாடுகளுக்கு வாழை இலையை தீவனமாக அளிக்கலாம்

வாழை இலையை பசு மாடுகளுக்கு தீவனமாக அளிப்பதை பற்றி ஒரு கறவை மாடு வளர்ப்பவர் என் கருத்தை கேட்டார். நிறைய இடங்களில் விவசாயிகள் வாழையை பயிர் செய்கின்றனர். மேலும் , வாழை தண்டு மற்றும் இலையை பசு மாடுகளுக்கு தீவனமாக கொடுப்பது...
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...
banana peels as cattle feed

Banana Peels as Alternate Feed for Dairy Cows

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

Production of Azolla for Livestock Feed

What is Azolla? Azolla is a free-floating, rapidly growing aquatic fern on the water surface. Azolla cultivation helps the farmer to reduce the cost of Livestock Feed supplement and it...
Bypass Protein Supplementation

Bypass Protein Supplementation to Increase Production in Dairy Cattle

By-pass is that protein which by-passes Rumen without degradation and is digested further in the digestive tract. This protein enhances milk production. The level of By-pass protein is high in...