Agrodoks Agrodok 053, Crop Residues for Animal Feed
Especially in Stall-Feeding
The idea for this booklet on straw feeding emerged some years ago during a meeting, while discussing an Agrodok on dairy cattle husbandry. That Agrodok was to have a chapter on animal feed, especially fodders such as grasses and crop residues. However, this would have meant squeezing too much information into a few pages, which would not have done justice to the vast amount of information available on feeding straws. A separate Agrodok was needed on the subject.
Pressure on grazing lands continues to increase and in many parts of the world livestock will continue to provide an important supplementary source of income for many resource-poor farmers. In addition, straws play an important role in the sustainable management of the soil
Version 1, 2015