Forage For Sustainable Livestock Production

Forage For Sustainable Livestock Production

by N Das,S B Maity,K K Singh,M M Das
  • ISBN: 9788189304638
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2015
  • Language: ENGLISH
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The growth of milk production in post-independent India was mainly driven by growth in traditional production functions (viz. increase in animal number and availability of crop residues) till 1970-71. In the subsequent decades, technological changes and marketing opportunity (through the Operation Flood Programme) became the driving force imparting spectacular growth of milk production and today India becomes the highest milk producer in the world. During seventies the shift in feeding pattern of livestock had taken place in favour of green fodder and in subsequent decades it is more pronounced in favour of both green fodder and concentrate mixture. But recently high cost of inputs, especially concentrate mixture has put a spanner in the growth of all livestock products. Livestock enterprises cannot be remunerative and sustainable unless we can reduce the feeding cost substantially. Economic milk and meat production are only possible if concentrate feeding were replaced more and more by green and quality fodder. The information available in this book on recent advances made in the technologies in respect of forage based economic feeding, roughage processing including high moisture forage conservation, densification, leaf meal preparation and mineral nutrition will equip the research and extension workers in dealing with the forage related issues. The book also imparts knowledge on newly developed varieties of fodder and grasses suitable for arid and semi-arid regions, technologies for handling problematic soils / degraded pasture land, organic forage production and pesticide residues in forage and livestock products. This book will also be useful for progressive farmers and the graduate students in the disciplines of Animal Nutrition, Livestock Production & Management and Agronomy.

Dr. N. Das is currently working as Principle Scientist and Head, Plant Animal Relationship Division at Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi (UP). He has 25 years of research experience in the field of Livestock Production and management. As deputy advisor Planning Commission, Government of India, he was associated with the identification of policies and strategies for development of animal husbandry sector in India. He was also associated with the Mid-term appraisal of the Ninth (1997-2002) and formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) programme in the livestock sector. He has guided many postgraduate and PhD student at IVRI, Izatnagar. Dr. Das has 50-research publication of national and international repute. He is one of the pioneer worker in the field of animal behaviour.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Dr. A.K. Misra, Principle Scientist in the Plant Animal Relationship Division at Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi (UP) has 20 years of research experience in the field of Animal Nutrition. He also served at Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar (Rajsthan) and actively contributed in the development of complete feed block utilizing unconventional feed resources for ruminants and bioprocessing of crop residues for animal feeding. He has successfully operated many research projects funded by ICAR, NATP etc. Dr. Misra has 80-research publication of national and international repute. He is also member of many scientific societies.              

  • Feed and Fodder Development : Issues and Options
  • Forage Research Network in India
  • Trees as a Source of Fodder for Livestock in India  
  • Use of Remote Sensing in Assessing Forage Resources Availability
  • Seed Production for Forage Crops and Grasses and National Network
  • Varietal Improvements in Forage Crops
  • Forage Production Technology for Sustaining Animal Productivity
  • Forage Production Strategies for Problematic Soils
  • Soil Health for Forage Production : Soil Enzyme Activities as Bio – Indicators
  • Potential Forage Production Systems for Different Agro – climatic Situation of India
  • Analytical Technique for Determination of Mineral in Feed and Forages
  • Forage Evaluation and Animal Production Under Grazing
  • Plant Carbohydrate and Protein Fractions as Forage Quality Determinants
  • In Vivo Techniques for Measurement of Forage Digestibility
  • Estimation of Forage Degradability in Ruminants By in Situ Technique
  • Recent Developments in Physico – Chemical Techniques For Forage Quality Determinations
  • Gas Production Technique for Forage Evaluation
  • Insect and Pathogen Infestation : Impact on Forage Yield and Quality
  • Pesticide Residues in Animal Feeds and Fodder and Their Management for Quality Livestock Production
  • Microbial Protein Synthesis in Ruminants Fed Forage
  • Fodder Availability and Livestock Management in North – West Himalaya
  • Use of Behaviour Knowledge to Enhance Feed Intake in Livestock
  • Post – Harvest Handling of Fodder  Crops in Development  of a Fodder Bank
  • Technologies for Quality Silage and Hay Making from Forages
  • Leaf Meal Processing Technology and Feeding Strategies to the Livestock
  • Practical Aspect of Mineral Nutrition in Livestock
  • Forage Based Feeding of Livestock
  • Organic Forage Production : Management and Production Issues
  • Nutritional Improvement of Crop Residues
  • Challenges and Priorities for Improvement of Forage Crops : Biotechnological Approach
  • Agroforestry Interventions for Reclamation of Degraded Lands
  • Tannin Rich Feeds and Their Strategic Utilization
  • Secondary Metabolites of Forages in Relation to Animal Production
  • Glucosinolate : Its Estimation and Role in Animal Feeding
  • Nutritional Significance and Antimethanogenic Potential of Feed Tannins
  • Rangelands and their Improvement Strategies
  • Grassland / Rangeland Management and Livestock Production
  • Genetic Improvement in Range Grasses and Legumes for Increasing Forage Productivity from Degraded Lands
  • Utilization of Degraded Lands Through Hortipastoral System 
  • Role of Weather based Agro Advisory Services in Decision Making for Forage and Livestock Production
  • Underutilized Feed Resources for Enhancing Animal Production
  • Scope of Utilization of Unconventional Feeds in Livestock Feeding
  • Livestock Biodiversit