Research Article

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

Table 2

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

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

Wheat straw69.374.493.330.260.03
Dairy meal13.871.472.220.00
Molasses (+salt)13.871.681.180.02
Yeast culture0.150.000.05

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