Ruminant livestock are essential to the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in many developing countries. Livestock production on these farms is characterised by low milk production, low live weight gain and poor reproductive performance because of poor nutrition. Access to high quality forage has been identified as key to improving livestock health and productivity. Conservation of surplus forage as hay or silage provides the opportunity to ensure livestock have access to high quality forage year-round. This paper reports on forage conservation in select countries in Asia and Africa.
|Title of host publication||IGC 2013|
|Subtitle of host publication||Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities|
|Editors||KM Broadfoot KM Broadfoot|
|Place of Publication||Orange, NSW, Australia|
|Publisher||NSW Department of Primary Industries|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||22nd International Grasslands Congress - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 15 Sep 2013 → 19 Sep 2013
http://www.internationalgrasslands.org/files/igc/publications/2013/proceedings-22nd-igc.pdf (Conference proceedings)
|Conference||22nd International Grasslands Congress|
|Abbreviated title||Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain our Communities|
|Period||15/09/13 → 19/09/13|
Marstyo, M., Tufail, M., Mbuku, S., Mutimura, M., Guo, X., & Piltz, J. (2013). Utilisation of conserved forage to improve livestock production on smallholder farms in Asia and Africa. In KM. B. KM. Broadfoot (Ed.), IGC 2013: Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities (pp. 1731-1735). NSW Department of Primary Industries.