Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 9 (september 2018) : 1285-1291

Assessment of potential livestock feed resources in Telangana State

J. Raju, P. Ravi Kanth Reddy, N. Nalini Kumari, J. Narasimha, D. Nagalakshmi
1Department of Animal Nutrition, P. V. Narasimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
Cite article:- Raju J., Reddy Kanth Ravi P., Kumari Nalini N., Narasimha J., Nagalakshmi D. (2017). Assessment of potential livestock feed resources in Telangana State. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(9): 1285-1291. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3361.
An assessment of livestock and poultry feed resources availability was done based on the extrapolation of secondary data from livestock census, 2012 and land utilization and crop production pattern in Telangana state. Overall dry matter (DM) availability in the state is about 19.47 million tonnes (Mt) from various feed resources. Availability of green forage, dry forage and concentrate feed resources were 2.38, 15.0 and 2.1 million tonnes respectively. Crop residues contributed to 77% of total DM supply for livestock in Telangana. Straws from paddy and maize crops are the major crop residues available in the state. The DM availability per RLU/day for the region as a whole is 6.1 kg with the values ranging from 2.8 kg in Adilabad district to 13.2 kg in Nizamabad district. Total DM availability including livestock and poultry was 84% and the deficit was around 16%. It could be concluded that there is severe shortage of green forages and concentrates to meet the requirements of livestock and poultry. 
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