Forage availability and its quality in the dry season on smallholder dairy farms in Tanzania

@article{Mtengeti2008ForageAA,
  title={Forage availability and its quality in the dry season on smallholder dairy farms in Tanzania},
  author={E. Mtengeti and E. Phiri and N. Urio and D. Mhando and Z. S. K. Mvena and R. Ryoba and R. Mdegela and B. R. Singh and M. Mo and A. Wetlesen and T. L{\o}rken and O. Reksen},
  journal={Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A — Animal Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={58},
  pages={196 - 204}
}
Abstract The study was conducted on smallholder dairy farmers in Tanzania. A number of forage species and feed supplements were collected and analysed. Panicum maximum and P. purpureum constituted the bulky forage in about 20 and 11 households, respectively. The crude protein (CP) content of P. maximum and P. purpureum ranged from 6.5 to 8.5% and 7.8 to 10.2% while in vitro dry matter digestibility ranged from 44 to 50 and 48 to 51%, respectively. The mineral content of these two grasses were… Expand
13 Citations
Calf health and management in smallholder dairy farms in Tanzania
  • 17
  • PDF
A global comparison of the nutritive values of forage plants grown in contrasting environments
  • M. Lee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Plant Research
  • 2018
  • 18
  • Highly Influenced
Effect of feeding practice on performance of dairy cattle under zero grazing system in Turiani division
  • Highly Influenced
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 36 REFERENCES
A TWO-STAGE TECHNIQUE FOR THE IN VITRO DIGESTION OF FORAGE CROPS
  • 6,342
Mineral deficiency in ruminants in subsaharan africa: A review
  • 16
East Africa’s grasses and fodders: Their ecology and husbandry
  • 118
Methods for dietary fiber, neutral detergent fiber, and nonstarch polysaccharides in relation to animal nutrition.
  • 19,333
  • PDF
Tropical Grassland Husbandry
  • 160
Smallholder dairy production feed budgeting
  • 1998
A report on inventory of livestock husbandry practices in selected villages in Njombe district
  • Tanzania Agricultural Research Phase II Á Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • 2001
...
1
2
3
4
...