Nutritional quality management of forages in the Himalayan Region /
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Nutritional quality management of forages in the Himalayan Region /

The book discusses up-to-date and detailed information about the nutritional quality of forage in the biodiversity-rich Himalayan region and their potential in livestock feeding. Provides a comprehensive discussion on the prospects of Himalayan forages. Collates findings and data based on more than...

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Main Author: Katoch, Rajan (Biochemist) (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Singapore : Springer, 2022.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Foreword
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • About the Author
  • Abbreviations
  • 1: Overview
  • 1.1 Understanding Forage Quality
  • 1.2 Influence of Forage Quality on Livestock Productivity
  • 1.3 Diversity in Forage Resources of the Himalayan Region
  • 1.4 Nutritional Diversity in Forage Resources
  • 1.5 Regional Imbalances and Demand and Supply of Forages
  • 1.6 Insight of Livestock Production and Productivity
  • 1.6.1 Indian Perspective
  • 1.6.2 Himalayan Perspective
  • References
  • 2: Impact of Forage Availability on Livestock Rearing and Socioeconomic Aspects
  • 2.1 Livestock Rearing: An Indispensable Component of Hill Agriculture
  • 2.2 Importance of Livestock Production in Rural Economy of Himalayan Region
  • 2.2.1 Contribution of Livestock to National and Regional Economy
  • 2.2.2 Socio-economic Status of Farmers Depending on Livestock-Based Agriculture
  • 2.3 Constraints in Achieving Optimal Livestock Productivity
  • 2.3.1 Feeds and Fodder Shortage
  • 2.3.2 Poor Livestock Extension Services
  • 2.3.3 Poor Credit and Marketing Facilities
  • 2.3.4 Poor Veterinary Services
  • 2.3.5 High Prices of Commercial Feeds
  • 2.3.6 Poor Animal Breeding Facilities
  • 2.3.7 Gender Monoply in Livestock Activities
  • 2.3.8 Poor Animal Management System
  • 2.3.9 Lack of Knowledge of Anti-Nutrients in Different Forage Species
  • 2.4 Conventional Practices of Livestock Feeding
  • 2.4.1 Grazing in Natural Pastures and Grasslands
  • 2.4.2 Dry Fodder Feeding
  • 2.4.3 Dry Fodder Mixture with Green Fodder
  • 2.4.4 Concentrate Feeds
  • 2.5 Nutritionally Compromised Fodder Resources for Livestock Feeding
  • 2.6 Scope of Non-conventional Forages in Livestock Feeding
  • References
  • 3: Forage Resources in Himalayan Region
  • 3.1 Grasslands, Pastures and Rangelands of Himalayan Region
  • 3.1.1 Grasslands and Pastures of North-West Himalayan Region
  • 3.1.2 Grasslands and Pastures of Eastern Himalayas
  • 3.1.3 Rangelands of the Indian Himalayan Region
  • 3.1.4 Grassland Distribution Pattern
  • 3.1.4.1 Sehima: Dichanthium type
  • 3.1.4.2 Dichanthium
  • Cenchrus
  • Lasiurus Type (Semi-Arid Zone)
  • 3.1.4.3 Phragmitis
  • Saccharum
  • Imperata Type (Moist Subhumid Zone)
  • 3.1.4.4 Themeda
  • Arundinella type
  • 3.1.4.5 Temperate Alpine Type
  • 3.2 Grasses Predominant in Himalayan Region
  • 3.2.1 Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.)
  • 3.2.2 Perennial Rye Grass (Lolium perenne L.)
  • 3.2.3 Setaria (Setaria anceps Schumach.)
  • 3.2.4 Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.)
  • 3.2.5 Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata L.)
  • 3.2.6 Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.)
  • 3.2.7 Napier-Bajra Hybrid (NB Hybrid)
  • 3.2.8 Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.)
  • 3.2.9 Bahia Grass (Paspalum notatum Fl├╝gge)
  • 3.2.10 Tripsacum laxum Nash.
  • 3.2.11 Mission Grass [Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schultes]