Enhancing the Utilization of Local Feed Resources as Strategies for Ruminant Farming
Strategies for increased and sustained food production are necessary to meet the demand for the expanding population and security when food production and availability are easily jeopardized in crisis such as the effects of global warming and natural disasters. Today, we have seen evidences of global change in weather affecting agricultural production such as cereal harvest and yield and animal production. Weather changes affect agricultural activities, especially when it involves pre-planned schedule and natural disasters including drought and floods due to the El-Nino and La-Nina phenomena have disrupted planting and harvesting schedules of rice for example. Areas hit by flood had to re-schedule their planting as well as the harvesting process, but the question still remains on whether the soil would have ample time to recover after each planting season.