New feed for M’sian goats and cattle

A new feedstock featuring a local grass could provide a more reliable and nutritious food supply for livestock in Malaysia.


RESEARCHERS from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have formulated a new feedstock for goats and cattle using a local Malaysian crop called Napier grass. The grass is combined with molasses, microbes, vitamins and minerals to optimize fermentation, ultimately producing a fodder or “silage” in 21 days that can last for up to two years. The long-lasting silage can help stabilize

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