Animal Feeding / Crop residues / Crop-Livestock / Livestock / Middle East

Oman: Animal feed from farm waste a reality

The Ministry of Agriculture has had good results with its animal feed manufacturing from farm residue and has now launched a programme for educating farmers and livestock breeders on the use of this waste material and how it can be used in fodder production.

In comments to the Observer, Shaikh Salim bin Hilal al Khalili, Minister of Agriculture, said the development of livestock wealth in the Sultanate requires the provision of alternative fodder, both quality and quantity wise.

Production of animal feed from agricultural waste, which is available in the Sultanate in quite reasonable amounts, is one of the alternatives that make use of inexpensive local materials and at the same time help to dispose of these materials in an economical and environment-friendly manner, he added.

Read more … (Zawya)

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