Tech & Science Agriculture. “Homemade” livestock feed
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A farmer has developed an additive to increase food self-sufficiency through the consumption of cereals produced on the farm.
are able to produce the feed they need for their livestock themselves, "said Samuel Michaud, who heads a herd of Charolais in the Allier. In search of autonomy, the man decided several years ago to replace his purchases of food with his own cereals. These are given to cows in small doses because they generate acidity, which is detrimental to the health of ruminants.
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By dint of documentation and experimentation, Samuel Michaud is developing a mixture of components (plants, tannins, trace elements, urea nitrogen source food) to add to the crushed cereals, in order to be able to use them in greater quantities.Reduce or even stop soy
This additive called Aliplus, brought with water, causes a transformation of cereals and protein crops. It creates an environment favorable to the development of bacteria naturally present in cereals, explains the breeder. In two weeks, an enrichment in amino acids, proteins and antioxidant agents occurs. In the end, we obtain a balanced food avoiding any acidosis.
These fermented cereals can be given at will to beef cows, from four to seven kilos per day to dairy cows (instead of one to two kilos), and to sheep. As a result, farmers are reducing or even stopping the purchase of complementary feed, particularly environmentally expensive transatlantic soybeans.
Manufactured in the Allier, Aliplus is already adopted by 1,600 French farms and exported to several countries. In Vendée and Normandy, as well as in Mayenne and Ille-et-Vilaine, breeders have collectively invested in specific grinders ensuring the quality of the preparation at home and in the service in their sector.
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