Sweet Potato Vines Silage for Improved Dairy Cattle Production
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Jolly Kabirizi, Sarah Mayanja, Gerald Kyalo, Frederick Grant, Zainah Nampijja, Vincent Lutwama, Galla Abason, Henry Lugoloobi. (30/9/2019). Sweet Potato Vines Silage for Improved Dairy Cattle Production. Entebbe, Uganda: International Potato Center (CIP).
The study findings further indicated that majority of dairy cattle farmers actively engage in sweet potato production and face feed scarcity between the months of February to July. In urban and pre-urban areas, sweet potato residues create a disposal problem as they are dumped within the markets after sale of the tubers. This causes an environmental hazard. In order to make good use of sweet potato residues, there is need to conserve them to mitigate seasonal feed shortages and assist in coping with seasonal feed price fluctuations that many smallholder livestock farmers experience.