COURSE CODE: PRM 502

COURSE TITLE: Forage quality and conservation

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Olanite Jimoh Alao B.Agric., M.Sc., M.Phil., PhD.

Email: jaolanite@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 3, PRM Dept., COLANIM

Other Lecturers: Dr. O.M. Arigbede, Dr. (Mrs.) V.O.A. Ojo

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Grasses as feed for ruminants, growth pattern, plant parts of grasses and effects on quality. Definition of nutritive values of feed. Chemical composition of forages (proteins, minerals, structural constituents, vitamins, anti-quality and toxic substances) their availability to animals and factors affecting them. Palatability and acceptability of forages (with examples) and factors affecting them. Intake and voluntary intake of tropical forages and factors affecting them. Digestibility. Factors affecting digestibility of tropical forages. Anti-nutritional factors in forages and their effects on animals. Mineral imbalance in forages and corrective measures. Different methods of forage conservation: hay, silage, haylage, use of crop residues in animal feeding etc. Storing and feeding conserved feeds. Feeding value of conserved forages. Health hazards associated with conserved forage.

PRM 502 Lecture Note

Last Updated on April 10, 2019 by admin

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