A suitable way to discuss feed storage methods is by way of descriptive illustrations. This month we give a visual representation of the methods of storing sheep feed, as well as feed distribution and provisioning.
We thank the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering in South Africa for making their manual on sheep production and facilities available to the readers of ProAgri Zambia.
A farmer has a few options of ways in which he can store his feed in the form of grain, silage, bales and roughage.
Feed distribution or provisioning
Inside the housing shed
Next month we shall look at handling systems like loading ramps, scales, dip facilities and many more.
Published with acknowledgement to the ARC Institute for Agricultural Engineering for the use of their Sheep Facilities Manual. Visit www.arc.agric.za for more information.