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Feeds and Fodders

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Classification of Feeds and Fodders

Importance of Feeding green Fodder

Processing of Feed Stuffs


The term feeds and fodders include all such material which can be used for feeding of livestock.There are various types of feed stuffs available for livestock feeding. These feed stuffs can be grouped into different classes on the basis of bulkiness and chemical composition. No two feeding stuffs are alike in the composition and characteristic but in practical feeding, substitution of one feeding stuff is made with another depending upon the market price and availabliity in a particular region. Therefore, it is necessary to know the categories of the feeds within which substitutions are justified for the feeds having similar nutritional properties.


After going this lesson you will be able to:

  • describe lassification of feeds and fodders
  • explain importance of feeding green fodder
  • listout unconventional feed stuffs
  • define proocessing of feed stuffs


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