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CESAAM Feed Formulation Course Programme


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EGERTON UNIVERSITY

CENTER OF EXCELENCE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS (CESAAM) THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

 

A SHORT COURSE ON FEED FORMULATION

 

"A TRAINING FOR FARMERS AND EXTENSION AGENTS"

NAKURU AGRICULTURAL TRAINING CENTRE

TEAM LEADER: PROF. JAMES O.ONDIEK

 

DATES 27TH SEPTEMBER TO 1ST OCTOBER 2021

 

Course objective

To equip participants on the theoretical and practical aspects of livestock feed production, feed processing, feed formulation and quality control. It will enable practitioners formulate feeds which meet the supply of all the nutrients required by farm animals.

 

Programme

Time

Activity

Speaker

Rapporteur

DAY ONE 27/9/2021

8.00-8.30 am

Registration

 

NARIGP

8.30-8.35

Opening Prayer

Farmer

 

8.35-8.45 am

Introductions by Nakuru county  Project Coordinator

Mr Peter Gothunguri

NARIGP

8.45- 8.55 am

Welcome remarks by Director (R&E)

Prof. Nancy Mungai

NARIGP

8.55- 9.00 am

Remarks by HoD Animal science, Egerton University

Prof. James Ondiek

NARIGP

9.00-9.10am

Opening Session

CEC Nakuru

NARIGP

9.10-9.20 am

Overview and expectations

Prof. G. Owuor

CESAAM

09.20-09.45 am

Introduction to livestock production

Prof. James Ondiek

CESAAM

09.45-10.05 am

Photo session

 Coffee Break

 

CESAAM

10.10- 12.45

Basic animal nutrition:

i. Nutrients and sources

ii. Digestive systems and digestion

Prof. King’ori

Dr. P.K. Migwi

CESAAM

12.45- 1.00

Open discussions

Prof. King’ori/Dr P.K. Migwi

CESAAM/ NARIGP

1.00-2.00

Lunch Break

   

2.00-4.40

Practical 1 and 2

Prof. King’ori/ Dr. P.K. Migwi

CESAAM

4.40-5.00

Coffee Break

   

5.00

Departure

   

DAY TWO 28TH SEPTEMBER 2021

08.00-08.10

Recap of day one

 

CESAAM

8.15-10.00

Fodder and pasture production

Prof. Ondiek

CESAAM

10.00-10.30

Coffee Break

   

10.30-12.45

Fodder and pasture Conservation and Utilization

Dr Migwi

CESAAM

12.45-1.45

Lunch Break

   

2.00-4.40

Practical 3

Prof. Ondiek/

Dr. Migwi

CESAAM

4.40-5.00

Coffee Break

   

DAY THREE 29TH SEPTEMBER 2021

8.00-10.00

Ration Formulation

Prof. King’ori

CESAAM

10.00-10.30

Coffee Break

   

10.30-12.45

Feeding Management of livestock (Including Dry season Feeding Mgt)

Dr Migwi (Dairy cattle)

 

12.45-1.45

Lunch Break

   

2.00-4.30

Practical 4

Prof. King’ori

CESAAM

4.30-5.00

Coffee Break

   

DAY FOUR 30TH SEPTEMBER 2021

8.00-10.00

Field Trip 1

Mrs. Kirui’s farm @Olive Inn

 

11.00-1.30

Field Trip 2

 Jiku Model Farm

(Bahati)

CESAAM

2.00-5.00

Field Trip 3

Dr. Muthui’s Farm (Bahati)

CESAAM

DAY FIVE 1ST OCTOBER 2021

8.00-10.00

Practical 5

Dr. Migwi

CESAAM

10.00-10.20

Evaluation

ALL

CESAAM/ NARIGP

10.20-10.30

Way forward

ALL

CESAAM/ NARIGP

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

   

11.10

Closing Ceremony

CEC Nakuru

CESAAM/ NARIGP

 

Closing remarks and  Award of certificates

DVC Research & Extension Egerton University

CESAAM/ NARIGP

 

Group Photograph

   
 

Closing Prayer

Farmer

 
 

Lunch and Departure

   
           

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. identify locally available raw materials and their nutritional values in order to optimize their use in livestock nutrition
  2. Assess animal’s nutritional needs depending on production
  3. Know the nutrients and their functions that are required to formulate animal feeds at least cost.
  4. Formulate feed rations for respective livestock species
  5. Produce, secure quality feeds pastures and fodders for animal feeding

 

Practical 1: Assessment of pastures and fodder, stage of harvesting

Practical 2: Silage making, hay cutting

Practical 3: Sampling procedures and submission to the laboratory for analysis

Practical 4: Ration Formulation process of a feed for livestock of interest including TMR

Practical 5: Dry season feeding

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