Straw has been used for feed and other purposes around the
world for as long as humans have kept animals and grown crops.
Straw is still important for many farmers, especially those who
have few resources. At the same time, growing urban demand
for raw materials and fuel is putting pressure on the demand for
straw and the various ways it is used in rural areas. This Agrodok
Crop residues for animal feed is intended for extension workers,
advisors and farmers who want to know more about the different
ways in which straw can be used for sustainable farming and rural
development, and especially as feed for ruminants. It reviews
experiences from around the world and discusses in depth how
straws can continue to play an important role in livestock feeding
and sustainable farming.
No specific knowledge of animal nutrition is assumed. Scientific
terminology on nutritive value is condensed into terms that farmers
use, such as ‘sweetness’ and ‘greenness’. For readers wanting
further information some technical background has been included
in separate text boxes.
Sample PDF: Crop Residues for animal feed
No. of pages: 93