Feeds and Nutrition Research Programme

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The optimal genetic expression in animals can be obtained when adequate nutrition is provided for them. Various feeds have been evaluated and improved upon to increase their nutritional value for animal production. Forages in all ecologic zones of the country have been evaluated and accessed as feed resources for livestock. Forages from other tropical countries have been introduced, assessed and established as valuable pastures. Agro-industrial by-products have been transformed and used as least-cost feeds for animals. Additives have been incorporated in feeds to increase the efficiency of utilization by livestock.