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Roughage Processing Technology

S S Kundu (Editor) Sultan Singh (Author) S K Mahanta (Author) P S Pathak (Author)

Currently India is producing 540 million tones of crop residues that includes mainly straws, stovers, dry grasses and roughages. These feed resources are high in fiber, low in cell contents and bulky in nature. Roughage are of poor quality in terms of palatability, digestibility and nutrients availability and thus are unable to meet even the maintenance requirement of animals. Roughages along with other crop residues are the main ingredients of feeding systems in India and also in most of developing nations. The poor nutritive value of these feeds is the main hindrance in the better livestock productivity and thus improvement in the nutritive value of such feeds by different technologies viz. baling, densification, bock making, ammoniation, urea treatment, fungal treatment, enzyme additives and more is the demand of the hour. These animal feed science techniques not only will improve the nutritive value but also increase the palatability and density that will aid in their easy handling, transportation and storage. The editors of the book "Roughage Processing Technology" have compiled the available information furnished by experts of different aspects of feed technology across the country. Compaction of fibrous feeds, roughage particle, mechanical harvesting of fodder, processed feed for camel, block making, chemical preservation of forage, densification machines are the unique features of the book. The book will be of great relevance to the research scientists engaged in feed processing, nutrition of livestock and feed manufacturers besides the students and other associated with the animal husbandary enterprise.

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About the authors

S S Kundu

Dr. S S Kundu is currently Principal Scientist and Head, Plant animal Relationship Divison at IGFRI, Jhansi (U.P.). He has over 28 yeaers of experience in the field of ruminant nutirition research. He was instrumental in initiating and shaping the work on feed technology, developing the feed bloc technology and feed microscopy for quality assurance. Dr. Kundu has undergon advanced training in the field of ruminant nutrition at the Netherlands and U.K. He is pioneer workers in the field of carbohydrate, protein fractionations of animalfeeds in the country. In addition to books on "Buffalo Production Under Different Climatic Regions, Animal Feed Technology, Complete Feed Block", he has more than 150 research publications in the Journal of National and International repute. He has guided many post graduate and Ph.D. students at NDRI, Karnal. He is Vice President (Animal Nutrition Society of India), and also life member of eight scientific socieities.

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Sultan Singh

Dr. Sultan Singh is a Scientist (Animal Nutrition) in PAR at IGFRI, Jhansi (UP). His main areas of research in last 12 years are rumen metabolism and microbiology and evaluation of feeds and fodders. Transinoculation a mean of rumen manipulation and standerdization of technique for in vitro dry matter digestion are accredited to his accomplishments. Recipient of two awards viz. ICAR Young Scientist Award for his outstanding research in Agriculture and allied sciences and ICAR Young Scientist Award for his outstanding contribution in field of Animal Nutrition. He has over 50 research papers published in National and International journals and 3 Technica bulletins to his credit.

S K Mahanta

Dr. S K Mahanta, Scientist (Animal Nutrition), PAR Division, IGFRI, Jhansi has 10 years of research, extension and training experience in farm animal nutrition and feeding. He specializes in forage evaluation and development of forage based feeding system for different categories of ruminants. He has over 40 research papers of national and international repute. He is also in editorial board of two national journals and an active member of many scientific societies.

P S Pathak

Dr. P S Pathak after studies at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, started his career as a lecture and has 36 years of research experience in the field of Agroforestry, Agrosilvipoastoral systems, Silvipastoral systems, Growth and porduction midelin gof trees, Wasteland reclamation and development, Range management. he served as Assistand Director General (Agro forestry), ICAR, New Delhi from 1996-2000. Dr. Pathak coordinated the TPN-2 network project on agro forestry and soil conservation of CCD of the United Nations where 5 institutes of IAR were involved. He was associated with the development of an IDRC, Canada supported project proposal on Silvipastral System of Production for Development of Degraded lands in Bundelkhand region. He is President RMSI and Portfolio Holder of anumber of scientific societies and fellow of National Institute of Ecology and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Pathak visited 16 countries for attending international meeting, workshops and field trips related to Agroforestry, Multipurpose Trees and Shrubs development, Grassland management, Development oriented research in agricultural and development of degraded lands. He is recipient of ICAR Team Research Award for outstanding research in the area of agricultural sciences in the year 2002. He has almost 265 research publications including 16 books and 2 books authored to his credit. Currently, as Director of Indian Grassland and fodder Research Institue, Jhansi. He is guiding and managing research in the area of forage production and its utilization in the country since July 2000.

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Bibliographic information

Title Roughage Processing Technology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304070, 9788189304072
length x+366p., Plates; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.