Storage Losses in Feedstuffs and How to Prevent Them

  • Anthony N Eze

Abstract

The reduction of post-harvest losses is an important contribution to the increase in agricultural production and ensuring food security. Biological deterioration of feedstuffs entails losses both in quantity and quality, including deterioration in chemical composition, contamination by mycotoxins, rancidity, loss in nutritive value and change in colour and smell. In this paper, the conditions for the safe storage of feedstuffs and also the methods for the prevention of losses in stored feed raw materials, including hygiene and the use of pesticides have been discussed. Also discussed are the safeguards to avoid pesticide toxicity to man and his livestock.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(2), 198-208, 2011

Author Biography

Anthony N Eze
Vocational Education Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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