We Commercial fodder/forage farming supply for various types of fodder orders within the country and abroad. Livestock feed such as green fodders including …
The project pelletized animal feed ingredients are mainly maize and soybean with additional salt, limestone and other minerals. This product has long time shelf life and can be consumed locally and for export market. The product type will be for all types of livestock. Pelleting consists of forcing a soft feed through holes in a metal die plate to form compacted pellets which are then cut to a per-determined size. The machinery which has been chosen for this project is the most effective and compatible with the project size. The size of pellet will be different by the types of final users. The cattle will have a product of 4.5-8mm diameter pellet and for chicken the pellet diameter will be 3.2mm.
Alfalfa is a deep rooted, perennial herbaceous legume that produces a lot of stems and leaves and, upon maturity, small purple flowers.It is high in nutrients and highly palatable. Lucerne is used primarily as hay, but it can also be used in cut- and-carry systems and even as year round pasture. It is generally grown alone but can also be mixed with grasses or other legumes.
A vigorous, perennial grass, originating in South Africa, it has a strong root system giving good drought tolerance. It spreads quickly forming good ground cover and grows to 1.5 meters tall. It grows under a wide range of conditions and is useful in cut-and-carry system and it is very popular for hay making. It does well in low rainfall areas and is drought tolerant; stands heavy grazing; very palatable; good for hay making. It is best grown in grazed plots or shut-up for hay making. However, it can be hard to establish due to poor seed germination; can be grazed out due to high palatability.
Panic is an erect grass, useful for strip planting or mixed pastures in areas below 2400 m altitude with more than 500 mm annual rainfall. It grows on most soils but requires high fertility for good productivity. Panic produces good quality forage and is well adapted to cutting or grazing.
A fast growing, deeply rooted, perennial grass growing up to 4 meters tall that can spread by underground stems to form thick ground cover. Napier grass is a very important fodder crop in the cut-and-carry system of dairy production, for example in Kenya. It is high yielding; good palatability; good nutrient content when young (dark green, less than 1 meter tall); easy to establish and persistent; drought tolerant; very good for silage making; prevents soil erosion and can serve as a wind-break; can be inter cropped with forage legumes. The above products will be processed in the project and avail to the local community, national consumption and export.