Feed supplementation blocks

FAO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH PAPER 164

 

FEED SUPPLEMENTATION BLOCKS

Urea-molasses multinutrient blocks:
simple and effective feed supplement technology
for ruminant agriculture

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Rome, 2007


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Table of contents

Part I   [1Mb]

    Foreword
    Feed supplementation block technology – past, present and future
    The block story
    The technology used to make urea-molasses blocks
    Urea-molasses mineral block supplementation in the ration of dairy animals – Indian experiences

Part II   [537Kb]

    Experiences with ureamolasses multinutrient blocks in buffalo production and reproduction in smallholder dairy farming, Punjab, India
    Urea molasses multinutrient blocks technology Bangladesh experiences
    Feed supplementation blocks – experiences in China

Part III   [609Kb]

    Feed supplementation of dairy cattle with UMMB in the northeastern region of Thailand
    Development, use and impact of feed supplementation blocks: experiences in Sri Lanka
    Use of urea molasses multinutrient blocks for improving cattle productivity in Viet Nam
    Experiences with multinutrient blocks in the Venezuelan tropics
    Experience with development and feeding of multinutrient feed supplementation blocks in Pakistan

Part IV   [803Kb]

    Feed supplementation blocks for increased utilization of tanniniferous foliages by ruminants
    Experiences with ureamolasses blocks manufacture and use in the Sudan
    Production and evaluation of medicated ureamolasses mineral blocks for ruminants in Malaysia
    Nematode parasitism of cattle and buffalo: prospects for control using medicated urea-molasses blocks
    Experience with development and feeding of multinutrient feed supplementation blocks in Pakistan

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