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  1. This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 31. The amazing multi-stomached ruminant comes in many forms, with varied nutritional requirements. Ruminants are even-toed, cloven-hoofed, four-legged, cud-chewing mammals of the suborder Ruminantia (within order Artiodactyla). Cattle, water buffalo, goats,...
  2. 2015-02-15 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #23 In its simplest definition a forage is any plant material grazed or fed to livestock. However, a more specific definition that’s presented in this article focuses on plants (grasses and legumes) that are planted specifically to provide superior feed...
  3. 2002-07-20 Digestion occurs when complex materials found in feed are broken down into small fragments that can be absorbed into an animal’s system and then used for growth, maintenance, reproduction and other functions. In ruminants (cows, sheep, goats, deer, etc.) digestion begins when food passes through...
  4. The Tropical Forages websiteis a collaborative effort between CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (Qld), Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The website is designed to enable...
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  6. Where highly labour-intensive cut-and-carry feeding is practiced, forage can be the most expensive input to animal production. Practical feeding strategies that help to raise profits by supplementing forage with rice bran are described and a use proposed for forage rejected by animals given...
  7. Abstract, 1998, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center Increasing population growth and limited resources present a challenge to the development of Asia, especially in the impoverished uplands. The people living in the slopelands of Asia are generally plagued by poverty and constant soil erosion,...
  8. 1988-01-01 The Ruminant Animal represents a compilation of up-to-date information on major topics related to nutrient requirements and nutrient metaboism. You will note that each chapter has been newly illustrated and assimilates recent research citations.
  9. 1987-01-01 The Feeding of Ruminants: Principles and Practice is a completely new book written expecially for practical people involved in an essential principles of feeding in a language which is readily understoodby all.
  10. Key Resource 1992-11-10 This book covers the theory and principles of animal nutrition, with a chapter on each of the main nutrient groups, and applies it to economic production of cattle, sheep, goats and other ruminants in hot climates. The contents include topics on food intake, grazing and browsing, feeding fibrous...
  11. 1986-01-01 In preparing this guide, we have drawn upon scientific knowledge and practical experience to create a document composed of a series of concepts that are organized as they might be approached by localfarmers. We have attempted to focus upon many experienced-based concepts and to present them in...
  12. The purpose of this valuable document is to provide the scientipicbasis for the contribution of legume tree foliages to ruminant production, particularly from the points of view of their overall high nutritive value, and positive effects on rumen function, microbial yields and body metabolism,...
  13. This book is written with the objective of bringing together recent knowledge in the sciences of microbiology, physiology, metabolism and feed evaluation pertaining to the energy nutrition of ruminants. Itis intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students specializing in animal nutrition.
  14. This publication focuses on the most nutritionally important minerals for grazing ruminants in the tropics.
  15. 1978-01-01 This volume of studies from the World Animal Review contains articles published on ruminant nutrition in the first twenty-four issues of the journal, presenting the experience and the results of work of animal scientists from 11 countries. Although the principal focus of the articles is on the...
  16. 2018-01-01 A system for regenerating land, storing carbon, and creating climate resilience The concept of silvopasture challenges our notions of both modern agriculture and land use. For centuries, European settlers of North America have engaged in practices that separate the field from the forest, and even...
  17. 2015-01-01 Crop Residues for Animal Feed emphasises the different ways of using a wide variety of straws, especially for stall-feeing. It is based on information collected from farmers and researchers in different parts of the world, as well as on practical experience and on a large body of scientific...
  18. This report presents the information given at the CTA Seminar on Livestock feeding systems in the Caribbean and their use of non-conventional feed sources.
  19. The aim of this series of publications is to bring together published information on selected genera of trees (Acacia) which have the potenital to increase the supply of fodder for ruminants. Each booklet summarizes published information on the fodder characteristics and nutritive value of one...
  20. Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation held at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1991. In conclusion, in a situation where feeds remain the major constraint for livestock development and the major component of the cost of animal...
  21. 2008-07-20 This method is designed to allow crops to be grown even onsteep hillsides with minimal erosion while at the same timeincreasing soil fertility and providing fodder for livestock.Rather than controlling erosion with rock terraces or ditches, SALT relies on rows of vegetation.
  22. This manual outlines a standard evaluation methodology, which will enable researchers throughout the region to obtain meaningful results from their forage plant evaluation, whilst still alowing comparisons between sites.
  23. The aim of this series of publications is to bring together published information on selected genera of trees which have the potential to increase the supply of fodder for ruminants. This booklet on Cassia summarizes published information on the fodder characteristics and nutritive value of one...