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Evaluation of Feed Resource Availability for Ruminant Production in Northern Ghana

Solomon Pigangsoa Konlan, Augustine Abioye Ayantunde, Weseh Addah, Kwabla Herbert Dei.

Abstract
Livestock production system in northern Ghana is constrained by many factors of which feed shortage in quantity and quality constitute a major challenge. An evaluation of ruminant feed availability to identify critical seasonal shortages and other related constraints affecting ruminant production among smallholder farmers was done in northern Ghana (Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions). The data was collected by survey using focus group discussion and individual interviews with semi-structured questionnaire. Mean flock size per household was found significantly higher (P

Key words: Feed Resources, Natural Pasture, Crop Residues, Ruminants, Smallholder Farmers



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