By Deekay Wainaina
As dairy farmers in most parts of Kenya grapple with shortage of fodder options for their livestock. Am hoping to get them adopt silage making, which can easily be achieved by a fast growing crop of yellow corn. It takes 72 days for the corn ears to reach milk stage, the best for making silage. Here the sugar content is quickly converted into starch, when stored and the sugar helps retain its quality longer than standard maize.
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Yellow maize is resistant to most of the disease affecting maize and has large areas and tender kernels than standard maize, therefore, you harvest more fodder.
Yellow maize is a rich source of vitamins i.e Vitamin A and contains amounts of important minerals like Zinc, Magnessium, Copper, Iron and manganese.
It is also a good source of antioxidant, carotenoid, such as Lutein and Zeaxathin.The stored starch promotes rumen bacterial growth and enhances forage digestibility, rumen cycling and subsequent feed intakes.
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