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New livestock feed project to benefit dairy farmers in India’s Odisha State

On 20 June 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department (HARD) of the Government of Odisha hosted a launching workshop for a project on ‘Feed and Fodder Production in Different Agro-climatic Zones and its Utilization for Livestock of Odisha’ in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state. 224 more words


Info about Sprouted Oats (for birds & other livestock)

I have been studying ways to feed the chickens and even the other livestock animals that we have.  Here is some info (written many years ago) that is available regarding Sprouting Oats (or feeding Fodder as it is now called). 1,490 more words


New, high-quality, drought-tolerant forage grasses could boost milk production by up to 40 percent

Photo credit: ILRI CLIPPINGS

Cattle grazing on Brachiaria grass at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Collins Mutai).

Recent drought-induced livestock losses in East Africa mask deeper problem of animal feed scarcities… 249 more words


The Scarlett Dahlia : Fodder by Jesse Orr

The Scarlett Dahlia : Fodder by Jesse Orr

The light-skinned slaves stoked the fires and replenished the torches in the Manor as the darker-skinned slaves quaked in their pens. 1,973 more words


Uses for Grass Clippings.

I use my new lawn mower that has a bagger. I love the mower with the bagger because how easy it is to collect the grass clippings. 44 more words


Climate-smart Brachiaria grass helps Kenyan farmers withstand global warming effects

Brachiaria grass improves livestock productivity (photo: ILRI/Raymond Jumah).

A recent study by the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub) and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) shows that farmers in semi-arid region of Kenya could stall the adverse effects of climate change on their farms by planting drought-tolerant… 71 more words

East Africa

Tree lucerne (Cytisus proliferus) is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry seasons

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Cytisus proliferus

Tree lucerne a promising animal feed option for Ethiopia farmers


In some Africa RISING sites, tree lucerne is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry seasons when other feeds are in short supply. 115 more words