Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Forages / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nagaland / Pigs

Wild forages as feed for pigs and mithun in Nagaland

Livestock is an integral component of the farming system in northeast India. They form an important source of food and a source of income. Most of the people in the northeast are non-vegetarians.

Demand for animal source food in the region is increasing rapidly in the recent past. But at the same time production is not growing mainly because of constraints in feed and fodder production/availability.

There is a chronic deficiency of concentrates (82.6%) and green fodder (53.6%) in the northeast hill region thus many farmers feed wild forages to their animals. However, we have little information on the nutritional quality of these forages.

This report by ILRI and the National Research Centre on Mithun explores wild forages commonly fed to pigs and mithun by farmers in Nagaland.

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