Participative evaluation of supplementation technologies for dairy cows in rural areas of Mali (Koutiala)

O. Sanogo

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the impact of legume forages and cottonseed meal on dairy cow productivity during the dry season and identifies, with farmer participation, the advantages and disadvantages of widespread planting of forage crops. It is based on a study of 67 Méré cows divided into three groups: control group (32), improved ration (24) and housed cows (11). Average production for dairy cows in holdings, improved rations and the control group were 1.5, 0.85 and 0.44 litres per day-¹ respectively. Large farms seemed favourable to forage production and cow supplementation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-106
JournalCanadian Journal of Development Studies = Revue canadienne d'études de développement
Volume31
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • management

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