A new manual published by EADD synthesizes and simplifies information on feeding dairy cows. It covers information on the basic nutrients a dairy cow requires, the available feed resources that provide these nutrients and practical aspects of feeding the animals.
The manual – for farmers and extension workers – is particularly relevant at this time when dairy cattle production in East Africa is increasing due to the high demand for fresh milk for a growing population and demand for value-added milk products for an expanding urban middle class.
Lukuyu, B., Gachuiri, C.K., Lukuyu, M.N., Lusweti, C. and Mwendia, S. 2012. Feeding dairy cattle in East Africa. Nairobi, Kenya: East Africa Dairy Development.