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Abou Abdillah

Abou Abdillah

Nov 25
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Njugu Karanga-Peanut is high in vegetable protein (48-50%) & produced through a solvent extraction process with carefully controlled processing conditions. The extracted flakes are dried to eliminate the solvent, toasted, & then milled to a finely ground material. @Mtalaki Mwashimba

The extracted flakes are dried to eliminate the solvent, toasted, & then milled to a finely ground material. It is a highly palatable source of nutrition in animal feed for beef cattle, poultry &aquaculture rations. Peanut meal is an excellent source of protein, minerals& energy.
Groundnuts are mainly grown in western Kenya by small scale farmers both for food & sale. The areas have a tropical climate suitable for farming. There are 2 main varieties in Kenya namely, the runner type & the bunch type(Red Valencia). So why the livestock shortage feed cry?
Peanut by-products supply substantial quantities of feedstuffs to cattle grown in the same region where peanuts are produced. Included in the list of products fed to cattle are peanuts and peanut meal, peanut skins, peanut hulls, peanut hay, and silages. @Lisanza Miheso @Namtosi
Residual peanut hay is by far the most widely used peanut by-product fed to cattle, & if it is properly harvested with minimal leaf shatter, it is comparable to good-quality grass hays in nutrient content.
Peanut skins are often included in small quantities in cattle and pet foods, supplying both protein and energy
High tannin content of peanut skins can cause severe performance depressions in beef cattle if peanut skins are included at levels higher than 10% of the diet, unless diets contain relatively high CP (above 15% CP), or additional N sources are added such as ammonia or urea.
Because dairy cattle diets are often above 16% CP in the total dietary DM, peanut skins may increase milk production when added at levels up to 16% of the dry matter.
Peanut hulls are effectively used as a roughage source at levels up to 20% of beef finishing diets, for bedding in dairy cattle loafing sheds (if tested and found to contain low aflatoxin levels), and in a variety of manufactured products
Peanut hulls are economically priced because of their quantity, their inherent high fiber, and low CP content, and they should not be fed as a primary feedstuffs for beef cattle.
Peanut by-products are generally priced below other by-products, and they can be incorporated into a variety of supplements and diets for cow herds, growing-finishing cattle, and dairy cattle. So would feed shortage cries from Kakamega or Luanda be that genuine ? @Dr. Paul Kang'ethe 🇰🇪
In West Africa, peanut haulms are extensively fed to ruminants, especially in the dry season. Smallholder crop-livestock farmers consider forage and seed value with equal weightings.
In the sub-humid zone of West Africa, farmers prefer late-maturing cultivars to early-maturing types as the former provide more forage for livestock. Furthermore, the sale of forage is a major source of household income.
Crop residues such as peanut or pigeon pea haulms have been shown to provide up to 80% of livestock feed in densely populated areas of Nigeria. In the Gambia, peanut hay is the traditional feed resource of choice, especially in urban areas.
It is transported into peri-urban livestock facilities, where it is used in zero-grazing systems during the dry season of about 9 months. Again with such a resource, at times going to waste, are the livestock shortages cries, that genuine ? @parassis otieno◇◇◇ @Mtalaki Mwashimba
From luxury food to livestock feed, the social, cultural, and economic life of this legume has taken on many incarnations. Yet its importance to humans and its ecosystems is hard to overstate. Why are we not embracing it, to its full potential in Kenya ? @Lisanza Miheso @Dominic WALUBENGO
The peanut plant heals and replenishes soils and has therefore been cultivated as a global environmental intervention method to maintain soil health. Do we need a Bill Gates to come tell us, something our grandmas knew albeit some of them, not being that literate ? @Bintikombo
@William Samoei Ruto, PhD @Rigathi Gachagua @MoALD Agricultural development is much more than tractors & combine harvesters. It requires thinking without the box at times. Are we really ready as a Nation? @Mtalaki Mwashimba @Amkeni Kenya استيقظ كينيا réveille-toi kenya🇰🇪 @Lisanza Miheso @Dr. Peter Kimeli @Nelly @Mnyika-Sokwemtu OFB @Thread Reader App unroll
Abou Abdillah

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