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Brachiaria grass significantly increases livestock productivity in East Africa

Forages are the most important feed resources constituting up to one hundred percent of daily diets of livestock in East Africa. Shortage of forages both in quality and quantity especially during the dry seasons is major reason for the lowest livestock productivity in the region. 107 more words

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Nutritional value of feed ingredients for pigs in Uganda

In Uganda, smallholder pig farmers report that feeding management is an important production constraint. Feed scarcity, high cost, seasonal variations in feed quality and availability, food competition between people and pigs and lack of knowledge to formulate low-cost nutritionally balanced rations for pigs are key challenges. 120 more words

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Dairy development in Tanzania with local innovation platforms: When and how can they be useful?

Farmers and livestock keepers in Tanzania face a range of problems, including feed shortages, land tenure issues,animal health and milk and meat marketing. Most dairy producers find it hard to obtain feed in sufficient quantity and quality to improve their milk production. 193 more words

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September 2015 Dairy E-News

With this newsletter, we strive to bring you the most current dairy information.

Featured Articles:

  • Dung Beetles – What Are They All About?
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Flood Recovery Management for Forages

Flood Recovery Management for Forages

John Jennings, Paul Beck, and Kenny Simon

Flood damage to forages can be quite variable depending on several factors. Damage is lower on dormant forage than on growing forage and is also lower during cool air and water temperatures than during warm temperatures. 64 more words


Doing feed assessments with FEAST: Why, what, when and where

On 22 May 2015, the updated FEAST data application and e-Learning course were launched in Addis Ababa (see Alan Duncan’s presentation)

Organizations like the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regularly develop approaches and tools to understand and tackle tough problems. 1,330 more words

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