What Are The Benefits of Bush Feed Production?

Farmers testified that bush feed production reduces pressure on the lands and grazing. It also allows maintaining the herd size during times of drought.

Many farmers produce bush feed for their cattle and sheep, achieving excellent results. Farmers have tried different bush-based rations depending on the availability and cost of supplements. The use of local pods and drought resistant fodder crops, such as camelthorn pods and spineless prickly pear as supplements are found to be great options to enhance nutritive value. Here in Southern Africa, trees and shrubs have been used for centuries as a source of feed for animals. All Acacia, which are legumes, are able to convert by means of rhizobium bacteria atmospheric nitrogen into usable nitrates. This gives them the exceptional quality of being able to grow in nitrogen-deficient soils. (Rhizobia are diazotrophic bacteria that fix nitrogen after becoming established inside the root nodules of legumes.) This practice will once again slowly clear lands for your grazers allowing regrowth of grasses when your rains eventually arrive again. This bush, which has been regarded as a encroach plant, is a cheap source for the production of feed.

Kameeldoring Pods

Kameeldoring Pods

Cameeldoring pods ground through Ritlee chipper grinder 90 deg

Cameeldoring pods ground through Ritlee chipper grinder

Witgat Bush also edable if necessary

Witgat Bush also edable if necessary

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