Animal Nutrition Interventions and Innovations for Doubling Farmers Income: Theory to Practice

Animal Nutrition Interventions and Innovations for Doubling Farmers Income: Theory to Practice

Authors: R. K. Sharma, A. K. Pathak, Nazam Khan, Ankur Rastogi,
Format: Paperback | Genre : Veterinary Science | Other Book Detail

Availability of quality feed and scientific feeding of is of pivotal significance for optimizing livestock health and production. Good quality feed ingredient should refer to the ingredient, which possess the excellence of its nutrient value in terms of both chemical composition and its efficiency of utilization. The quality of feed ingredients determines the quality of compounded feeds or finished products which are meant for feeding of livestock. Therefore, it is essential to have a standard for every feed ingredient including the feed supplements and additives. Quality begins with a balanced ration prepared by a qualified nutritionist that meets the target species nutritional requirements. While under formulating a ration will reduce animal performance and is an obvious quality deficiency, over formulation also falls short of quality definition since it results in a loss of revenue to the feed manufacturer and may increase pollution of the environment by lost nutrients in animal waste. The characteristics of quality are numerous within the context of animal feed formulation and manufacturing. These are measured using quality control techniques designed to evaluate the ingredients processing and finished product.


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R. K. Sharma

R. K. Sharma

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sharma, born on October 10, 1965 at Village Thalori, District Samba, Jammu and is presently working as Professor and Head, Division of Animal Nutrition, SKUAST-Jammu. He obtained his BVSc & AH degree in 1990 with Gold Medal from SKUAST (J&K) and completed his MVSc and Ph.D in Animal Nutrition from IVRI, Izatnagar (UP) in 1996 and 2002, respectively. He was awarded with Dr. S. K. Ranjhan Award for best Doctoral Thesis. Dr. Sharma is associated with teaching, research and extension for more than last 31 years with experience of Head of the Division of more than seventeen years. He has published two patents and has been instrumental in formulation of economical rations for livestock by use of locally available unconventional feed resources. He has guided fourteen MVSc and three Ph.D. students as Major advisor besides member of Advisory committee of more than 100 (MVSc & Ph.D) students. Dr. Sharma has published more than 60 papers in NAAS rated Journals, edited four books, eleven compendia with 97 articles, 25 chapters in books and sixteen extension publications. He is awarded with Fellow of Animal Nutrition Association (2017-18), National Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Animal Welfare (2019), India and National Academy of Veterinary Sciences (2021), India.

A. K. Pathak

A. K. Pathak

Dr. A. K. Pathak was born on 5th January, 1974 and did graduation and post graduation from Veterinary College, Durg and PhD from IVRI, Izatnagar. He is currently working as Senior Assistant Professor in the Division of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and AH, SKUAST-Jammu. He started his carrier as Research Fellow followed by Research Associate, Scientist Cum General Manager and then Assistant Professor. He has 20 years of research experience in the field of Clinical Nutrition (Ruminants and Poultry). He was instrumental and pioneer worker in designing, fabricating and developing manually operated multi nutrient block and densified complete feed block making machines and commercialized condensed tannins enriched multi nutrient block (MNB-CT) technology. He has published more than 60 research and review papers in the journals of national and international repute, 07 books, 45 book chapters, 10 popular articles, presented papers/ delivered invited lectures (more than 100) in conferences, workshops and trainings. He has successfully guided 09 MVSc students in the field of Clinical Nutrition (Ruminants & Poultry). Dr. Pathak is recipient of Awards like Distinguished Scientist Award, Award for Excellence in Research, Dr. Verghese Kurien Best Scientist Award, Best Innovator Award for multi nutrient and densified complete feed block making machines, Publons Peer Reviewer Award, Best Reviewer Award, NAVS Associate and more than 12 Best Oral and Poster Presentation Awards. He is also active member of many scientific societies and bodies as life member and portfolio holder and fellow of Bose Science Society, Tamil Nadu, India and fellow of International Society for Research and Development, UK. He was associated with many projects; trainings and village visit and re-visit programmes of the University. He has an expertise in feed formulation and preparation of least cost, eco-friendly functional feeds for livestock and poultry from locally available un-conventional feed resources.

Nazam Khan

Nazam Khan

Dr. Nazam Khan is presently working as Assistant Professor, Division of Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-EKashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu. He has more than 7 years teaching of BVSc, MVSc and PhD students. He recipient of University merit award for securing distinction in MVSc programme in the year 2010 and 09 Best Poster Awards. Dr. Khan has published 35 research papers, 60 general articles, edited 02 training compendium, authored 02 laboratory manuals, 10 book chapters, 04 extension articles/ pamphlets and 50 abstracts in conference, seminars, etc. He has associated with 04 projects.

Ankur Rastogi

Ankur Rastogi

Dr Ankur Rastogi is a PhD in Animal Nutrition with more than 16 years of teaching and research experience. He is presently working as Associate Professor at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu. He is actively involved in research on ruminant nutrition, feed technology and novel feedstuffs. He has co-filed two patents and has co-developed a farmerfriendly android app for ration balancing of dairy animals. He has 60 journal papers, 3 books, 7 laboratory manuals and 23 book chapters to his credit. He is recipient of 15 best paper award in different conferences. He has guided one doctoral and 11 MVSc scholars and contributed as co-advisor to the research programme of more than 36 PhD and MVsc scholars. He is Associate Fellow of Animal Nutrition Society of India, Member, National Academy of Veterinary Sciences and life-member of many other professional societies.