Comparative assessment of feed formulation among livestock farmers in Kakiri sub – county Wakiso district
MetadataShow full item record
Feed formulation is based various feed standard tables that should be considered for different livestock and each feed is found to be for different categories of livestock. The study intended to make a comparative assessment of feed formulation among livestock farmers in Kakiri sub county wakiso district. The study gave a clear background of the study especially on agriculture and feed formulation. It also stated the objectives as the major objective of the study was a comparison of the different feed formulations among the livestock farmers whereas the specific objectives of the study were; (1) Understanding the levels of adoption towards feed formulation among the livestock farmers in Kakiri Sub County, (2) to examine the farmer’s knowledge about feed formulation and to assess the attitude of livestock farmers towards feed formulation. (3) Further, the study addressed the gap under which the study intends to fill and also the different research questions of the study. The result was obtained using a set of both closed and open ended questions which made the study to meet its objectives. The study presents that most of the farmers had higher level of adoption towards feed formulation practice with 76% an indicator that farmers have positively perceived it. It also presents that farmers prefer linear programming as a method of feed formulation is mostly practiced by most farmers of the respondents in Kakiri sub county with 56% knowledge about feed formulation. The majority of the respondents wish to practice feed formulation with 70% but because its costly and due to limited information they haven’t practiced it. This shows a higher level of attitude among the livestock farmers Farmers dealing in livestock production, the majority of the respondents were dealing in poultry with 58% an indicator that poultry might be favorable for most of the people in the sub county. The study indicated that most of the respondents do practice feed formulation in Kakiri sub county Wakiso district and this is evident in table. And this has been done for a good period of time especially one year as the farmers responded. Also the most common method used by the farmers was linear programming as it seemed to be the most appropriate and convenient to most of the farmers 56% (table 4.7). But in my view, the farmers have to be taught much on the feed formulation because on the interaction with most of the farmers, it seems to be more scientific and costly whereby most of the farmers are illiterate and are poor. Most of the farmers don’t want to invest in their business yet when they are taught they can learn more on feed formulation.