Draft animals and dogs and diseases
Research reports for "draft animals"
Too many mouths to feed: a new tool to allocate feed efficiently
The OXFEED decision-support tool is now available to help farmers get the most from the feed they have available. The tool takes into account the fact that draft animals have to be given a minimum amount of food to allow them to do the work required of them as efficiently as possible. But, overfeeding them wastes resources that could be used to feed other livestock or for mulching and green manuring. OXFEED can base its ‘conclusions’ for feed allocation on local data - which means that recommendations will be relevant to specific farmers in a specific area. And, it’s simple to use. However, the tool is not widely known, and its current usage is mainly limited to Bolivia. (Ref: LPP10)