Fodder refers to crops grown for feeding livestock, particularly cattle, sheep and goats. They are usually grass, legume or root crops. Fodder cropping enhances profitability of the livestock enterprise through increased productivity of the land and animal. Fodder cropping offers opportunity to produce “more grass from less land” and hence reduce the farmer-herdsmen conflict in Nigeria. In order to provide an agrarian solution to livestock production, Landmark University has embarked on the production of improved fodder species like; elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), Guinea grass (Panicum maximum), signal grass (Bracharia decumbens), Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) and fodder legumes among others.
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