Uganda university makes new animal feed

Product increases milk production by 30 percent, according to results

Uganda’s Makerere University has created an animal feed that increases milk production in dairy cattle by 30 percent consistent intake, according to reports.

The milk booster feed was developed from research funded by the World Bank Millennium Science Initiative through the government of Uganda and coordinated by the National Council for Higher Education. “The feed doubles as milk and manure booster as the quality and quantity improves to boost both crop and animal husbandry in a bid to curb extreme poverty and hunger,” said Dr. Fred Kabi, the principal investigator from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “The milk booster costs Ushs 10,000 (US$4) and is mixed with other animal feeds to get the animals used to it.”