1. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #25 As densities of livestock increase, an industrious farmer finds ways and means to increase his farm’s nutrient stream for the benefit of his system. This article will describe methods and techniques necessary for a smallholder farmer to succeed with...
  2. 2019-01-20 The integration of livestock on a smallholder farm is key to its productivity. Livestock play a unique role on the farm, transforming plant materials and other waste products into important sources of protein, either for consumption on the farm, or for sale beyond it. Pigs are one of the most...
  3. 2017-10-05 This workshop will look at indigenous microbial fermented feeds as an alternative to our expensive foreign/imported GMO corn-soy based feed ration for our native animals (chicken and swine). Experiments on microbial fermentation on indigenous plants was conducted in terms of palatability,...
  4. 1996-01-19 Raising pigs on moringa leaves is a system developed by missionary Paul Ronk in Jeremie, Haiti.
  5. 1997-01-01 This book presents an extensive review of the research on on-traditional feedstuffs available in the tropics, such as oilseeds, fodder tree leaves, aquatic plants, sugar care, African oil-palm, roots and tubers and organic wastes. This information will serve as the basis for the development of...
  6. This publication talks about energy and protein feeds and additives. It also discribes feeding the sow herd.
  7. Sustainable Agriculture Research Elizabeth Langford, Patrick J Trail, Abram J Bicksler, Rick Burnette Abstract Smallholder farmers raising pigs in northern Thailand rely heavily on banana stalks as a fermented feed source, but struggle to reproduce banana plants fast enough to keep up with...
  8. 2019-10-01 This workshop will be given in English with Thai translation. Animal feed represents 70% of the costs involved in modern animal production. This creates a significant problem for small-scale farmers as it allows for very little financial margin. This workshop will explore how to reduce this...
  9. Raising the Homestead Hog is the first book to show just how feasible hog raising can be for the family with limited acreage and less than full time to devote to raising their own food. As more and more people are discovering, home-produced porkis not only a very economical source of animal...
  10. Processes The worms are harvested using several different methods. Organic material (grass, etc.) can be layed on the ground and the worms come out of the ground and lay under the organic material which can then be rotated and the worms can be collected. Soil that are rich in worms can be...
  11. Implications The use of insects as a sustainable protein-rich feed ingredient in pig and poultry diets is technically feasible. Insects can turn lowgrade biowaste into proteins. The amino acid profile of yellow mealworm, common housefly, and black soldier fly is close to the profile of soybean...
  12. Abstract, Cambridge University Press, 2006 Tree leaf meals (TLM) are increasingly used in the tropics to feed pigs. The nutritive value of the TLM of cocoyam (Xanthosoma saggitifolium), mulberry (Morus alba) and Trichanthera gigantea, their effect on the digestive tract and their fermentation...
  13. Transporting raw materials,like soya, from South America and the destruction of ecosystems there have a significant environmental impact. Similarconcerns are raised for fishmeal, along with price and consistency of supply. Food security is high on the agenda of many governments, as is improving...
  14. Abstract, Asian-Australas Journal of Animal Science, 2016 This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dried mealworm (Tenebrio molitor larva) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility and blood profiles in weaning pigs. A total of 120 weaning pigs (283 days and 8.040.08 kg of...