Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) is a major tropical grass. It is one of the highest yielding tropical grasses. It is a very versatile species that can be grown under a wide range of conditions and systems: dry or wet conditions, smallholder or larger scale agriculture. It is a valuable forage and very popular throughout the tropics, notably in cut-and-carry systems.
Elephant grass can be processed into high quality silage and may be ensiled alone (FAO, 2015). However, its high cell wall content and low concentration in water soluble carbohydrates impair the ensiling process. It was concluded that elephant grass should be harvested for ensiling between 6 and 7 weeks, at the peak of WSC concentration, to increase DM content and optimize herbage production without affecting nutritive value. In practice, the high moisture of elephant grass when its nutritive value is highest is an obstacle for using it as silage, because it results in undesirable fermentation with considerable nutrient losses. For these reasons, elephant grass is often ensiled with materials that improve the quality of the silage and its nutritional value (protein or energy).
Use for animal feed
Benefit: Increase of milk production, daily increase of fattening calves growth.
Reduce production cost and labor required for feeding, less feed selection by the cow, synchronization of carbohydrate and protein availability in the rumen, and lower rumen acidity.
by Jumbo bag as customer requested.
By: Sea, Air, Trucking
Port of loading: Hai phong/HCM