Moringa… The Miracle plant also for animal use.
Moringa has been used for centuries due to its health benefits and medicinal properties. The Moringa tree is basically native to India but also grown in Africa, Asia, and South America.
All parts of this Maricle plant are edible, including the seeds, roots, barks, pods, and the flower, but the leaves are the most valuable and nutritional part of the plant. The tree produces the leaves during the dry season, and during the time of drought, and is the best source of green vegetable when the little other food is available. Moringa is a multi-purpose tropical plant, it is mainly used for food and has many industrial, medicinal and agricultural uses, including Animals feeding. It has many other names like drumsticks tree, ben oil tree, benzolive tree, benzol tree, horse-reddish plant, moringa, and marango etc.
Nutritional value for animals
Moringa can be used as feed for livestock farming because moringa leaves have a high amount of nutrients. Almost all parts of the plant is nutritious, especially its leaves are a rich source of highly digestible protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin essential for animals. The dry leaves of the Moringa contain a seven-times more vitamin C than an orange, seventeen-times more calcium then Milk, 10 times more vitaminA then carrot, 25 times more iron than spinach, 15 times potassium than a banana, 9 times more protein than yogurt. Not only this, the tree is rich in vitamin B-complex, copper, magnesium, chromium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. This super food also has high nutritive value compared to maize, which is considered an ideal forage crop because it grows very quickly, has high yield and palatability. Not only best for livestock, but moringa is also excellent food for fish and chickens.
Moringa for dairy cattle
Feeding your animals with Moringa leaves and green stems can increase cattle’s weight gain up to 32% and increases milk production 43-65%.
We found that milk yield increased in cows receiving the 6% (w/w) moringa supplement compared with that of the control. Addition of the moringa supplement increased the concentration of milk fat and decreased the somatic cell count in the milk. However, protein, glucose and total solid and urea nitrogen concentrations in the milk were the same for all treatments. The concentration of glutathione peroxidase increased for cows fed the moringa supplement compared with the control. The percentages of total unsaturated fatty acids, mono‐unsaturated fatty acids, and polyunsaturated fatty acids including n‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acid increased in the milk of cows fed the moringa supplement compared with those of the controls.
Moringa for pets
Our pets will get the same diseases that us humans have: obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, seizures and more. Poor nutrition leads to diseases and dying earlier than you or your pets should. Poor food and lack of exercise are creating many crippling or fatal diseases.
Like people, dogs and cats will acquire arthritis because of poor quality commercial food. Feeding them Organic Moringa will help feed joints and muscles to help prevent these diseases.
Use Moringa as a supplement for building a strong immune system and providing important crucial nutrients. This will help boost energy even for the old.
Moringa for fish
Moringa leaves also can be used as a fish feeding. The quantity of Moringa leaves as much as 10% in the ration, reportedly did not have a negative effect on the growth of fish.
Moringa for chickens
Like many other benefits of Moringa leaves, is expected to also have a positive effect on poultry farms.
According to a study, Moringa leave flour that given to broiler chicken, it can increase the body, carcass weight and broiler weight and its fat abdomen decreased.
Moringa for goats
Moringa; leaf meal is an excellent protein source in lactating goat diets. Feed intake, digestibility, ruminal, milk yield, fermentation and composition, and its fatty acids profile.