FEEDS AND FEEDING OF GRASS CUTTER
Whatever be the choice of grass cutter farming embarked upon by farmer (breeding or fattening), provision of quality and adequate nutrition is essential to the success of each grass cutter rearing.
Balanced feeding that takes into consideration nutritional requirements and regularity of feeding are essential factors responsible for the animals’ good growth, health and reproduction.
Grass cutters normally prefer grass with
succulent stalk and such quality can be found in the following wild or cultivated
grasses among others.
.Elephant grass (pennisetum purpureum)
.Sugar cane (Saccharum spp)
.Guinea grass (Panicum maximum)
.Giant star grass(Andropogon gayanus)
.Maize stem (zea mays)
.Rice stalks (Oryza spp.)
ii)FOOD CROP CULTIVATED/PRODUCTS
Balanced feed can be found in a proportional mixture of the following feed
ingredients that are used in preparing the
Examples of feed ingredients include:
.Brewers dried grain (BDG)—–Leucaena
.Corn bran/wheat offal———Oyster/snail shell
.Palm kernel cake (PKC)——–Bone meal
.Soyabean cake (SBC)———–Salt
.Groundnut cake(GNC)———–Vitamin -mineral