Livestock Forages in Cambodia

Improved feeding systems for more efficient beef cattle production in Cambodia.

About the production
  • Year of production
    2014
  • Broadcast and production partners
    Made by 360 Degree Films in collaboration with the Crawford Fund with ACIAR funding.

Synopsis

Australian livestock researcher Dr Darryl Savage and his Cambodian counterparts have been introducing and testing forage grasses for livestock production.

The green leaves are full of energy, protein and minerals and vitamins for the cattle. Cutting forage grasses also substantially reduces the time required for grazing cattle, meaning children who often tend to cattle are spending more time at school.

The technology, which has now spread to 20 provinces, is helping farmers increase their incomes and will help Cambodia meet its demand for meat.

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