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Livestock Feeding Strategies for Dry Regions

P S Pathak (Editor) S S Kundu (Editor)

During the Xth plan, a growth of 4 percent or more is being targeted as a national policy in agriculture. To achieve this, livestock production is being focused as a source of livelihood and income generation for farmers. The arid and semi-arid regions constituting about 40% area of the country, are comparatively less developed and therefore kept as key response area. Since feeding livestock cost more than 60 per cent, and there exists huge deficit of forage and feed supply, the present book is their nutritive value and utilization, Grassland development., Top Feeds. Livestock Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Conservation, feed Quality and IPR issues under WTO have been covered. The book will thus as a repository of information and will be very useful for researchers, livestock owners, students and planers for dry regions.

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About the authors

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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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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Bibliographic information

Title Livestock Feeding Strategies for Dry Regions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181891279, 9798181891272
length xv+708p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.