Exploring the Nutritional Landscape: A Review of Fodder Options for Livestock

D. R. K. Saikanth

SRF, ICAR-ATARI, ZONE-X, Hyderabad, India.

Giggin T.

Department of Animal Husbandry, College of Agriculture Padannakkad, Kerala Agricultural University, Kasaragod-671314, India.

Deepjyoti Roy

Department of Veterinary Extension, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, RGSC-Banaras Hindu University, Barkachha, Mirzapur 231001, U.P., India.

Narendra Kumar

Department of A.H. and Dairying, B.R.D.P.G. College, Deoria, U.P.-274001, India.

Khuban Buch

Faculty of Forestry, Division of Forest Biology and Tree Improvement, SKUAST-K, India.

Poonam Sharma

LPM, AKS University, Satna, India.

Gaurav Dubey

Department of Livestock Production and Management, Nagaland University, India.

Bal Veer Singh *

Department of Agronomy, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Livestock nutrition plays a crucial role in ensuring the health and productivity of animals. Fodder are key component of livestock diets, providing essential nutrients for growth, reproduction, and overall well-being. The application of inorganic nutrients with the combination of organic nutrients leads to improve crop yield with improvement in soil health and its productivity without deteriorating the environmental conditions. This review aims to explore the nutritional landscape of fodder and forage options for livestock, examining their composition, availability, and potential benefits.

Keywords: Fodder, livestock, FYM, RDN

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Saikanth , D. R. K., T. , G., Roy , D., Kumar, N., Buch , K., Sharma , P., Dubey, G., & Singh, B. V. (2023). Exploring the Nutritional Landscape: A Review of Fodder Options for Livestock. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 2481–2493. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102915


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