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Treating livestock feeds with urea increases nutritional value

Farmers who treat livestock feeds with urea increase the nutritional value of their crop residues two times more than those who do not, a research paper published in India’s Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science revealed. The report titled “Effects of urea treated maize stover silage on growth performance of crossbred heifers” found that urea …

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Super Napier Grass (Pakchong 1): Revolutionizing Livestock Farming in Kenya

Livestock farming plays a vital role in Kenya’s economy, yet traditional feeds have failed to meet productivity challenges. Livestock farmers need alternative options to enhance animal health and productivity. Ordinary Napier grass lacks sufficient protein and energy, resulting in reduced meat and milk production. According to Alex Wanjala, an agriculture expert, Napier grass contains only …

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Researchers identify 28 insect species with higher crude protein content effective for fish and poultry production

West and Central Africa researchers have identified 28 insect species in Kenya and Uganda with higher crude protein (dry matter (DM) basis) than most of the commercial feeds to help sort the problem of poor quality feeds and high cost of fish and poultry production. According to the researchers, in many sub-Saharan African countries, the …

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