Maize silage is only solution for Development of Livestock Sector in Pakistan.
silage is preservation of fodder at its highest Nutritional stage for more the one year period . Hybrid -Maize is only forage that give 20 tons per Acre
production within just 90 days where no any other fodder is available which give 500 Munds (20 tons) production just 3 month period with such highly
*(20 tons silage have 6 tons of Maize Grain in it)
10 tons silage requirement for 2 adult animals for full year (as 25 kg silage per Day is feeding requirement of adult animal)
so from 1 Acre Land days we can get fodder for silage for 2 adults buffaloes or cows for full year,
In Pakistan usually small holder have 4 animals so by growing 2 acres for 3 month for Maize silage to get 40 tons silage sufficient for 4 adults animals
It is not only saving the whole year expenditure of fodder growing in conventional way
but also source to get extra income from same land
(free from fodder growing Expenditure for 9 months of year as silage crop require 3 Months to get silage for whole year.
Most difficult job in animals keeping is
most tedious job of daily fodder cutting and to bring it at animal,s shed and then chopping for feeding animals on daily basis.
By adopting silage technology livestock sector may be more profit-able business in Pakistan.
It would be a step towards poverty Allivation by Livestock sector in Pakistan as 80% livestock is with small dairy farmers.
Maize silage cost when grown at his own Land is less than Rs.40,000 and silage making expenditure 10.000 organist 20 tons per Acre ,then cost per kg
= Rs.2.50 (20,000 kg silage (20 Tons per Acre )
and production cost of silage of 20 Tons =Rs.50,000