Contribution of local tree fodder resources in smallholder mixed production system of central Kenya uri icon

abstract

  • Locally available tree resources are seldom considered in livestock feeding strategies in spite of their nutritional potential to supplement grass forages. Fodder trees can supplement feed gaps during periods of extreme weather conditions. Several are sources of high crude proteins, minerals and energy. Knowledge on fodder trees qualities and availability may be responsible for low utilization. This work sought to avail new knowledge on locally available tree fodder resources for use in alternative feeding strategies by smallholders in mixed dairy production systems in central parts of Kenya

publication date

  • 2016