Feed and Fodder Challenges for Kenyan Farmers
Every farmer knows proper feed and fodders is important in the provision of quality nutrition to their livestock. Feeding your livestock with quality feed rich in well balanced nutrients is key to having a healthy heard to serve you all year round. Feed and fodder being the primary source of nutrition for livestock in their diet, the quality of the feed can have a significant impact on the health and productivity of the animal. The right feed and fodder can help your animals gain weight faster, increase their appetite and improve their health and productivity. The right feed and fodder can also help prevent livestock from contracting diseases and parasites, which will increase their productivity and profitability.
Unfortunately, many farmers in Kenya are finding it harder to keep their livestock healthy and supplied with the right feed. Having worked with many farmers in Kenya over the years, we have identified a number of challenges they face in getting quality feed for their animals. Some of these challenges include:
1. Shortages of Quality Feed
There is a shortage of quality feed in Kenya, which has made it difficult for farmers to keep their livestock healthy and supplied with the right feed. Many farmers in Kenya have resorted to feeding their livestock with low quality grains and more, which have resulted in reduced animal productivity. This is the gap we have endeavored to fill with our latest baling technology which allows us to provide feed reliably all year round even in dry seasons. Further to this, we have continued to educate farmers on the importance of quality feed for their livestock, which has resulted in a significant increase in the number of farmers who feed their livestock with quality feed.
If you are a farmer in Kenya and you would like to learn more about feed and fodder for your animals, please feel free to contact us. We will guide you and help you learn about the right feed and fodder for your animals and optimize their feed intake to maximize animal productivity and profitability.
2. Imbalanced Nutrition
The producttivity of your lifestock is only as good as what you feed them. One of the most common problems that farmers face is a lack of balanced nutrition, resulting in an unproductive herd. Sadly, many farmers do not realize that feeding an imbalanced diet can cause health problems in their animals, such as weight loss, growth disorders, poor milk production and even death.
It is therefore necessary for farmers to be aware and be educated on the importance of a balanced feeding program for their animals. In order to avoid imbalanced nutrition and to get the most from the livestock feed, you need to be aware of the nutritional values of the feed, and ensure that there are no nutritional deficiencies or that the nutrients in the feed are properly balanced.
With our highly nutritious and quality bale maize silage you can be assured of best results for your livestock. This high-quality bale contains multiple layers of bale maize that has been carefully prepared for maximum nutrition and flavor. The bale contains fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to active, healthy growth. Baled maize is also a great source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
3. Loss of feed due to poor crop performance
Farmers who prefer to grow maize, wait for a whole season to harvest and prepare silage may more often than not end up with low quality and quantity feed due to crop failure.This could be due to poor or infrequent rain which prevents the normal growth of the maize crop. This could also be due to poor or infrequent fertilizer application which may lead to poor yields.
In the end, this becomes expensive for the farmer as they lose both money and valuable time that could have been spent improving the productivity of their cows.
The solution to this challenge is at the heart of what we do at Feed and Fodder. Why go through this expensive and time-consuming process when you can get readily available silage all year round at the same or less cost from Feed & Fodder and with guaranteed quality?! We take all the risk on your behalf and let you worry about other important matters.
Visit our nearest outlet near you or give us a call for more information on quality feed for your animals.