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A new video teaches farmers how to make and store sweetpotato silage for their dairy animals

9 June 2017, Nairobi – The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has launched an instructional video that teaches dairy farmers how to make sweetpotato vine silage. The video titled ‘Sweetpotato Vine Silage:  An instructional video for dairy farmers’ was developed by the Mazingira Centre —an environmental research and education facility—based …

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Nutritious and affordable sweetpotato based silage: the feed solution for small-scale pig farmers

This flyer describes the objectives, approach and achievements of ongoing research to develop innovative business models to promote and commercialize sweetpotato silage in Uganda (June 2014 – July 2015). This is expected to transform production and utilization of sweetpotato vines and roots to attenuate the constraint of livestock feed shortages.

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Making high quality sweetpotato silage: an improved tube silage making method

Sweetpotato silage is a method for preserving vines and roots in a succulent condition in a silo. Well-made sweetpotato silage is a wholesome and nutritious feed for all classes of cattle and pigs. Sweetpotato silage is made by fermenting chopped vines and roots of non-commercial value in the absence of …

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Farmer Field School on Sweetpotato Based Cattle Fattening: Technical and Field Guides

This manual is meant to serve as guide in the conduct of the sweetpotato-based cattle fattening FFS. The facilitating team and farmer participants discussed and finalized the topics involved in the two FFS curricula. The topics covered by the manual were selected from the two curricula. The technical guide is …

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Vine, tuber and whole plant silages from five cultivars of sweet potato (Hapur local, Indonesia Boger (IB) 97-6/7, IB 12/24, IB 12/7 and CIP SWA-4) were investigated for nitrogen content, in vitro digestibility and metabolizable energy content and rate and extent of in vitro gas production using fresh pig faecal …

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Variations in vine to tuber rations and total biomass yield in five cultivars of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) (I) lam) grown for silage for pigs

Five cultivars of sweet potato (Hapur local, Indonesia Boger (IB) 97-6/7, IB 12/24, IB 12/7 and CIP SWA-4) were grown at ICRISAT, India, on red soil with supplementary irrigation. Agronomical observations were carried during the rainy and post rainy season 2005/2006. Season had a significant effect on biomass yield. Across …

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