Pakistani students may revolutionize the cattle feeding

Intel awarded Pakistani students

Three students namely Shiza Gulab, Bushra Shahed and Mahnoor Hassan, from the Institute of Computer and Management Science of Peshawar, Pakistan, has been awarded $ 500 for their innovation at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2012, a program of Society for Science & the Public.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]They have won a fourth place grand award in the “Animal Sciences” category at ISEF, held from May 13-18 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania US.

These Pakistani students presented a new idea, dubbed as “Energy Square for Cattle”, for the cattle feed made from waste fruits, wheat bran, molasses, maize Bran, carbonates, salts and other ingredients. Energy square for cattle is the nutritional mix of energy square that has been proposed to fulfill the dietary needs of cattle and domestic animals. It helps in providing energy to the animals, increases their milk production, immunity and fertility.

According to the researchers, only 3 kg of food supplement is sufficient to feed a cow for 10 days and a goat for a month. Consumption of 300 grams per day of the food block results in remarkable improvement. It can be a great thing for the farmers of developing countries.

Source: DAWN

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