The Research and Development of Pastures in Peninsular Malaysia

Tropical agriculture research series : proceedings of a symposium on tropical agriculture researches
ISSN 03889386
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA00870529
The development of the ruminant industry in Peninsular Malaysia faces many problems. One of the major problems in ruminant production is the shortage of feeds particularly pastures at the farmers' level despite favorable environmental conditions for feed cultivation. Pasture research program in the country has introduced a number of exotic species for testing and exploitation as ruminant feeds. Selected improved species are found to be superior than the indigenous species when proper plant establishment, fertilization and management system of these pastures are taken care of. Higher animal liveweight gain and better production level were achieved from both nitrogen fertilized and legume-grass mixed pastures. The introduction and utilization of Leucaena leucocephala as high protein feed to animal through cutting or grazing have greatly improved ruminant production in both small holdings and grazing farms. Research results indicate that there is a good potential in ruminant production on existing green forage under plantation crops. In addition, the cattle ranches, the Goverment Grazing Reserves and uncultivated paddy land should be developed fully with pasture and fodder to accelerate the fulfilment of targeted self-sufficiency in ruminant production.
作成者 Chin Peng Chen
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
開始ページ 33
終了ページ 51
言語 eng