FeedLink – to link fodder surplus-deficit regions
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FeedLink – to link fodder surplus-deficit regions

Feeding livestock year-round requires innovative approaches. This post reports on an innovation in India that helped to convert wasteland grass into enriched silage after value addition and densification. It is now being explored as a commercial opportunity. Continue reading

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Better feed for cows benefits dairy farmers in India and Tanzania

The work of the MilkIT project to enhance dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches was recently reported in IFAD’s 2016 annual report. Continue reading

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Female dairy farmers laid the foundation for a village-based ryegrass seed enterprise in Danyore valley, Pakistan

Rye grasses are widely grown cool season grasses that are better suited and have greater agronomic potential in the northern mountainous regions of Pakistan. Since 2015, the AIP-ILRI project has been working to improve dairy production through higher biomass production of improved fodder varieties, especially in mountainous areas like Gilgit. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / Feeds / FFD / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pakistan / Research / South Asia

Early introduction of calf starter to enhance growth rate of cattle in Pakistan

The various livestock feed companies in Pakistan are suggesting that livestock farmers must introduce calf starter to their calves at the age of three months, at a recommended dose of 10% of their body weight. The AIP-ILRI project has been working to improve livestock production and create awareness among livestock farmers that they must fatten their calves to get higher economic returns. Continue reading

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Enhancing livestock productivity through feed and feeding interventions in India and Tanzania

This report shares results and lessons on productivity-enhancing feed interventions developed through MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading

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Innovation platforms to improve smallholder dairying in India and Tanzania

This report reflects on the potential role of innovation platforms as spaces to identify and spread useful
innovations associated with dairy production and feeding. It draws examples from MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading