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Paddy Straw as Cattle Feed

  Oct 25, 2021

Paddy Straw as Cattle Feed

Q Why is it in News ?

A Punjab has now proposed to use the paddy crop residue as fodder for animals, especially cattle.

Q Why such a move?

Q What are contents of paddy straw ?

Q How can paddy straw be made suitable for animal feed ?

A Treatments for feeding paddy straw to animals

[A] Urea treatment of paddy straw

[B] Urea plus molasses treatment

Q How does the nutritional value of paddy straw increase after urea treatment?

Q What are the potentially harmful effects?