AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
22 Sep 19, 06:30 PM
Animal HusbandryMinistry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Government of India
Urea Treatment of Bran Improves Nutritional Value
Treatment of bran or husk with urea raises its nutritional significance and protein content by about 9%. The regular feed can be significantly reduced by up to 30% in the cattle diet if urea-treated fodder is fed to livestock.
Dissolve 4 kg of urea in 40 litres of water for the treatment. Spread a quintal hay on the ground in such a way that the thickness of the layer is about 3 to 4 inches. Sprinkle the prepared 40 litres of the solution with a sprinkler on this spread. Press the husk well with your feet. Spread a quintal of hay over this pressed portion, dissolve 4 kg of urea in 40 litres of water and sprinkle with a sprinkler again and press this layer. Place 10 layers of 100 kg each, spray the solution and press it all the time.
Cover the treated hay with plastic tarpaulin and put soil on the edges touched to the ground. So that the gas produced at a later stage does not banish. At least one tonne of hay should be treated at a time. Paved flooring is best suited for treatment and is convenient in a closed room. After 21 days of summer and 26 days of winter or monsoon, open the treated hay. Spread the hay in the open air for about 10 minutes before feeding the cattle so that the gas fades. Initially, feed the treated fodder to the cattle in a small quantity.
Source: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Government of India
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