Animal Feeding / Article / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / HUMIDTROPICS / Livestock / NRM / South Asia

Nutrients in soil benefit livestock in mixed farming systems

Balanced nutrient inputs on crop land positively impact productivity of the livestock compartment of mixed crop–livestock farming system, a new study has revealed.  This knowledge can build on the currently perceived need and benefits of balanced nutrient replenishment in crop–livestock system. This is a key finding by the India based team of Amare Haileslassie, Michael … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / Event / Forages / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Does it matter, what you feed your domestic animals?

PLE scientist, Michael Blümmel, will give the first of a series of seminars on the ground breaking research that ILRI scientists are involved in. An animal nutritionist of repute, Blümmel has experimented and published widely on the more efficient feeding of livestock so that feeds take less land surface. Another dimension of his work is … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Asia / Crop Residues / Dairying / Event / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Indian dairy farmers learn better feeding methods to improve milk production

Ninety six dairy farmers (96) among them 44 females have been trained on “Feeding strategies to improve dairy production in Samastipur District of Bihar”. The one-day training programme was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners of Bihar, India. The main purpose of the training held March 30, 2012 was to create … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Intensification

Optimizing livelihood and environmental benefits from crop residues in Ethiopia

As part of an inter-regional study ‘optimizing benefits from crop residues in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Africa and South Asia’ sponsored by the CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Programme, the International Livestock Research Institute recently published a project report from the Ethiopia site. Entitled ‘Optimizing livelihood and environmental benefits from crop residues in smallholder crop–livestock systems in … Continue reading