Vol 4 No 2 (2018): Current Issue
Review Article

Ration Balancing for Sustainable Animal Production: Resources and Methodology

Dey A
Division of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, India
Dahiya SS
Division of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, India
maz JA
University of Sydney, Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Camden, Australia
Published December 4, 2018
Keywords
  • Ration balancing,
  • Animal production,
  • Feed resources,
  • Methodology

Abstract

Ration balancing is prime consideration to uplift the animal husbandry sector. Balanced ration is the key factor to influence the productivity of animals as well as declines the cost of animal production. A large quantity of feed resources are available, those are fully capable to nourish the livestock sector. Various scientific methods viz. Thumb rule method, Pierson’s square method, Algebric method, computerized model etc. are available to formulate balanced ration, by implementing them on available feed resources. Thus, fully utilization of available feed resources and implementation of scientific feeding methodologies are key forecast for development in animal husbandry sector.