This publication describes the conservation of hay and crop residues for livestock feed. It emphasizes the pastoral and small-farm sector and is aimed at extensionists and trainers of farmers.
It deals with the haymaking process, cultivation of hay crops and management of natural hay fields as well as the harvest and conservation of crop residues as animal feed.
Simple methods adapted to small farms are emphasized throughout. The choice of crop according to farming system and agro-ecological zone is discussed as is the use of conserved fodder. A series of case studies from Asia, Africa and Latin America illustrates how hay and crop residues can be integrated into production systems.