This week’s issue of the Farm CEO features 3 articles from my Cost-Saving Farm Business Ideas articles archives, on understanding feed formulation and exploring use of low cost alternative feed ingredients.
In this article, I narrate 2 real-life “Success Stories” – that illustrate how resourcefulness, creative thinking, a little persistence, and a willingness to adapt, can help anyone succeed with an unconventional idea, even under difficult circumstances. I end by offering suggestions (based on the success stories), that you can follow to successfully explore using low cost feed ingredients for making rations you feed your livestock, in order to record substantial savings.
Many of us know (or have heard) about the ability of a group of animals called Ruminants to digest cellulose which we, and other non-ruminants, would be unable to utilise in our own nutritional systems. This article provides a brief insight into the features possessed by ruminants, and the complex processes that occur within their bodies, to enable them perform that unusual feat, seemingly without making any noticeable effort.
Feeding is one critical element that determines how well poultry or any other farm animals perform. It impacts not only on growth rates, but also on the disease resistance of the birds(though protection is also afforded the birds through vaccination/medication regimes). To put it another way, it has been acknowledged that ‘Diet is an important component of the environment under all climatic conditions. The potential of the bird cannot be attained if the environment, and notably the diet, is substandard.