Research Article

Integrating Characterization of Smallholders’ Feeding Practices with On-Farm Feeding Trials to Improve Utilization of Crop Residues on Smallholder Farms

Table 1

Proportional contribution and estimated chemical composition of ingredients in USWS diet.

ItemProportionME (MJ/Kg)CP (%)Ca (%)P (%)

Wheat straw69.864.53.350.260.03
Dairy meal13.971.472.24
Molasses (+salt)13.970.681.190.02
Yeast culture0.150.05

ME: metabolizable energy, CP: crude protein, Ca: calcium, and P: phosphorus.
Source: Kashongwe et al. [20]; FAO [25].