How to utilize this opportunity and enhance the potential?No need to mention, this is one of the most promising sector for sustainable food production which can have significant share in battle…Continue
Rajesh Jha (HNFAS) recently received a highly competitive grant from the National Pork Board (NPB). This grant will explore the nutritional characteristics and structural matrix of a coproduct from bio-fuel plants, distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The project's findings will also help to determine appropriate enzymes and dose levels that can effectively degrade corn DDGS; thereby increasing its utilization as feedstuffs for pigs, leading to a reduction in the cost of swine feeds and increasing environmental sustainability. Rajesh was also funded with another grant from a multinational company to explore the effects of multi-enzymes and probiotics on the growth performance, nutrient utilization, and gut health of broiler chickens fed co-product-based fibrous diets. He has been working extensively to explore opportunities for using alternative feedstuffs in animal feeding programs, thereby developing cost-effective and sustainable animal production systems. He has successfully evaluated a wide range of alternative feedstuffs, including some local feedstuffs of Hawai'i.