Small Scale Kenaf Livestock Feed Projects

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US $4,500-15,500 / Unit | 1 Unit/Units (Min. Order)
Supply Ability:
10 Unit/Units per Month
Port:
Qingdao
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Condition:
New
Type:
Kenaf Milling Machinery
By wheel:
4WD
Usage:
Farm processing
Drive Type:
Other
Power(W):
100kw
Brand Name:
SPW
Model Number:
kenaf Powder Milling plant
Place of Origin:
Shanghai, China (Mainland)
Packaging & Delivery
Delivery Time
60 days

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Small scale kenaf livestock feed projects for small farmers

 

 

Farmers in developing  countries just like farmers everywhere, are entrepreneurial. They are risk takers, interested in the future. But farmers don't plant for the future, for them, the future is now. They want a crop that can be profitable now. Kenaf can be the profit center farmers are looking for, this year. Recent research has shown that kenaf has the capacity to become a major crop for livestock feed in the tropics.

 

 

 

Growing kenaf for livestock feed is a short-term profit center based on the facts that 1) kenaf at 60-70 days is very high in protein and has an amino acid content very similar to alfalfa which is excellent for feed. Tropical countries are a prime market for livestock feed, and kenaf can be an important input to the livestock feed industry.

 

 

 

Research recently done by Dr. William A. Phillips, at the Grazing Lands Research Laboratories, USDA/ARS at El Reno, Oklahoma, uncovered an amazing fact. "Kenaf must be cut for high quality, high protein, very palatable, tender and succulent livestock feed before it is 80 days old. Protein content deteriorates after that.

 

Researchers at Oklahoma State University, including Dr. Michael R. Dicks, have studied the use of kenaf as a catch crop planted after wheat. In 45 to 60 days, 2-3,000 pounds of forage can be produced after wheat is harvested, if soil moisture is adequate. The amount of rainfall in the study was 31 inches per year. With Arkansas’s greater rainfall, higher production can be expected.

 

 

 

According to Dr. Dicks, et al, if no second crop is produced after wheat, the land is underutilized. Dr. Dicks noted four factors that enable a second crop to be produced.

 

 

 

1) Adequate soil moisture must be maintained for the following season’s wheat crop.

 

2) The timing between spring wheat harvest and fall wheat planting must be sufficient to enable a second crop to reach physiological maturity.

 

3) Latent or return growth of the second crop is easily controlled, and

 

4) The second crop must be economically feasible given the current farm resources.

 

 

 

Growing kenaf is relatively easy. It is related to cotton. Farmers can use their present equipment. Planting densities for kenaf vary from 6-10 pounds of seed per acre. "Farmers in the local area wishing to try out kenaf for livestock feed can obtain seeds for test planting at a cost of about $40-$50 per pound from the SPW Ecojustice Center," reports Dr. Carol Cross, Director. The LPS offers a wide variety of support services for farmers seeking to develop kenaf projects including a free booklet "You Can Profit from Kenaf" and the newsletter, Kenaf Growers Notebook.

 

 

 

Kenaf can be grazed, green chopped, cut and carry, as well as ensilage, baled, cubed, pelletized and combined in compounded feeds. It can be harvested with a forage harvestor. It will grow again and can be cut in another 60-70 days. According to Dr. Phillips, kenaf may be grown in a few years in other states like Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, and even in Minnesota as a short season livestock feed crop.

 

 

 

In the long term, kenaf has many potential uses for rural AgroIndustrial development. Kenaf can add value to AgroResidues such as wheat straw, rice straw, rice hulls, etc. The paper mills, according to one speaker at a recent Farmer Forum are looking very hard at kenaf as a source of pulp to replace dwindling stands of Southern pine and hardwoods. It was reported that it would take 650,000 acres of kenaf to feed one pulp mill for one year. Kenaf for paper pulp is the wave of the future. Other potential industrial uses for kenaf include a pellitizing mill, building materials, cloth for clothing and bags, paper pulp, litter, oil absorbent, fertilizer.

 

Long term industrial developments for kenaf are being explored by researchers. Farmers can benefit from this research and make plans on how to enter other profit centers based on kenaf. The LPS draws heavily on research from universities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Georgia. Additional research findings from the rest of the USA, India, Austrialia and Europe are also being evaluated, distilled and worked up into a program that our farmers can use.

 

 

 

To become a member in the Kenaf Growers Task Force, to order seeds or to get Kenaf Growing booklets, contact Dr. Carol Cross

KENAF PROFIT CENTERS OFFER FARMERS MANY WAYS TO MAKE SHORT AND LONG-TERM MONEY

 

 

 

Kenaf Feeds Can:

 

 

 

1) INCREASE TOTAL MILK PRODUCTION BY:

 

 

 

Providing a top quality balanced forage ration to achieve maximum production of milk

 

Providing a top quality, balanced concentrate ration

 

Combining complete forage analysis with least cost computer programming

 

Supplying individually tailored vitamin-mineral supplements

 

 

 

2) IMPROVE GROWTH AND GENERAL HEALTH OF REPLACEMENT HEIFERS BY:

 

 

 

Providing proper nutritional balance while dams are pregnant for proper prenatal development of young animals

 

Providing proper nutritional balance so young heifers cycle normally

 

Providing proper nutritional balance so animals can fight disease

 

Providing proper nutritional balance so animals can fight parasites

 

Preventing rickets in young animals

 

Maintaining optimum growth rate in maiden and springing heifers

 

Preventing quiet and/or silent estrus in young heifers

 

 

 

3) CONTROL DISEASES SUCH AS:

 

 

 

Retained placenta

 

Reduced fertility

 

Milk fever

 

 

 

4) INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION BY:

 

 

 

Balancing the total ration based on an evaluation of the composition of YOUR available forage

 

Assuring proper forage:concentrate ratio

 

Assuring proper energy:protein ratio

 

Assuring proper nitrogen:sulfur ratio

 

Assuring proper calcium:phosphorus ratio

 

Balancing the trace mineral content of your supplemental feeding program

 

 

 

5) FAVORABLY INFLUENCE THE BUTTERFAT TEST

 

 

 

Balancing the ration optimally for highest production with lowest cost

 

Assuring the forage:concentrate ratio falls in the proper range for each lactation level

 

Supplying proper vitamin and mineral requirements for proper bacterial activity in the rumen

 

 

 

6) INCREASE PERCENT CALF CROP BY:

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition during late pregnancy of cow

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition after calving to return cow to heat

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition after calving to increase pregnancy rate

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition when cow is suckling calf so she will cycle soon enough to breed back in regular breeding season

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition following calving to lower interval between calving and first heat

 

 

 

 

 

7) INCREASE AVERAGE WEANING WEIGHT OF CALVES

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition so cows can give birth to normal* healthy calves

 

 

 

Supplementing protein to allow heavier stocking on pasture

 

 

 

Modifying feeding rate of kenaf lea-feeds ( doubling the rate for lactating cows) so cow can be building herself while milking

 

 

 

Providing extra feed for calves through creep feeding leafeeds

 

 

 

Utilizing kenaf leafeeds as supplements for yearlings on pasture

 

 

 

Providing enough energy for cow to reach milk production potential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) PROVIDING LONGER PRODUCTIVE LIVES FOR MOTHER COWS

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition during dry season so cow retains weight

 

 

 

Provlding proper nutrition during crltical lactation period when cow is

 

 

 

I) maintaining her body 2) providing milk for calves, 3) repairing her reproductive organs, and 4) becoming safely in calf for another year

 

 

 

Providing feed for first calf heifers so they get extra feed for growth

 

 

 

Meeting nutrition needs of cow including i) protein, 2) mineral, 3) vitamin* 4) energy

 

 

 

 

 

9) LOWER FEED COSTS PER COW BY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplementing grazing with leafeeds

 

 

 

Increasing weaning weights and calf crops with kenaf leafeeds

 

 

 

Reducing cost of veterinary medicines and disease/parasites due to better health of leafeed fed animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) INCREASE PROFIT PER COW BY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing proper nutrition for increasing number of calves produced per acre

 

 

 

Increasing conception rate of cows

 

 

 

Increasing calf birth size

 

 

 

Lowering number of unbred cycles

 

 

 

Bringing cows rapidly to heat and settling with first breeding after calving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11) INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR OPERATION BY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using kenaf leafeeds for both full feeding and supplementation

 

 

 

Using leafeeds for full feeding for slaughter cattle

 

 

 

Reducing loss of cattle during dry seasons with leafeeds

 

 

 

Obtaining gains of i to 2 lbs per day with leafeeds

 

 

 

Reducing loss of cattle during dry seasons with leafeeds

 

 

 

Using leafeeds on dry season pastures for increasing both weaning and yearling weights

 

 

 

Keeping cost of production low by using leafeed as supplement on poor quality forage

 

 

 

 

 

 

A. Hand Harvested Livestock Feed Kenaf Project

This is a basic project for making livestock feed from kenaf. This will include

 

  •  kenaf seeds for 5 acres
  •  kenaf production booklet
  •  hand kenaf harvester
  •  Instruction on drying kenaf
  •  Chaff cutter
  •  3 hours Skype consultancy with SPW Ecojustice Center staff

    Price $4500 in advance

    B. Small Scale Machinery Livestock Feed Project
  •  Whitten kenaf seeds for ten acres
  •  Kenaf production booklet
  •  Kenaf production video
  •  Tractor mounted kenaf harvester
  •  motorized chaff cutter
  •  5 hours Skype consultancy with SPW Ecojustice Center
  •  Agreement to buy back seeds

    Price $12750 in advance

 

 

 

 C. Small Scale  Cut and Carry Livestock Feed Project

 

 

 

Cut and Carry is a much more efficient and environmentally sound method of livestock feed for those who have limited land.

 

You are invited to develop a joint venture project for growing and processing Kenaf & Leucaena with the SPW Ecojustice Center . Get the support you need, know-how transfer, Kenaf & Leucaena seeds and export market for your products. The SPW Ecojustice Center  will give you step by step guidelines on how to develop your own successful Kenaf & Leucaena joint venture. For more information on how you can become a part of this effort to stop cutting trees in the tropics, especially the rain forests, 

 

 What you get

 

  •  The Tropical Cut and Carry Handbook which includes information on computerized

 

 manual ration balancing

 

  •  Kenaf & Leucaena seeds with buy back agreement
  •  Kenaf seeds with buy back agreement
  •  The above machinery
  •  Formulas for many different animals on CD rom or for download
  •  a community marketing handbook
  •  Power grinder
  •  Hand kenaf harvester
  •  3 hours Skype Consulting

 

 

 

Total cost of the system FOB US port $15,500

 

 

 

  •  Contact us through SKYPE at solarentrep or go to our kenaf community on Facebook to share with us

 

 

 

 

Machinery comes with consultancy package which includes 3 hour SKYPE consultancy and kenaf production guidelines