Muhammad Khairul Bashar from Bangladesh did his B.Sc. A. H (Hon’s.) and Master’s degrees on Poultry Nutrition from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and also got first class/equivalent CGPA at both cases. After completed his post graduation, he have been appointed as a researcher in the department of Animal Production Research Division at Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Bangladesh since 12 September, 2012 till to date. he have sufficient academic knowledge in the field of Animal Husbandry and work on Ruminant Livestock Production, Ruminant Nutrition, Feeds and Fodder Production & Processing Technology.
Gradual transformation of traditional subsistence livestock farming into input supported dairy or beef rising has been demanding more protein rich quality feeds & fodders. Moringa (Moringa oleifera), a plant fodder being researched and found responsive to increasing production and productivity of small (Sultana et al. 2012) and large ruminants (Foidl et al. 1999; Sanchez et al., 2006;), was identified as one of the best options for Bangladesh (Huque and Sarker, 2014) for supporting the growing demands of quality feeds. Options for Moringa fodder production were tested (Foidl et al., 2001), but it is known more as a natural source of drumsticks and, at a lesser extent, as leafy vegetable locally. The BLRI, since 2006, out of its research initiative found that Moringa of black seed variety is suitable for cultivation as a fodder crop that may produce about 25.0 to 30.0 tons DM of Moringafeed/hectare/year (Huque et al. 2014; Huque et al. 2015). Moringafeed, a processed Moringa tops & leaves, contains about 36.0% to 40.0% ADF and 18.0% protein, when the top branches and leaves are loped at 40.0 cm to 60.0 cm plant heights after an average growth period of 60 days. Moringafeed may replace conventionally mixed concentrates containing 16.0% to 18.0% CP for ruminant animals including dairy cattle, and it found to be better than any other feeds and fodder available in the country in terms of efficiency of biomass and animal production, reduction of enteric methane emission and benefit to cost.
The immediate challenge for making Moringafeed available to farmers is on farm production of Moringa plant crops, collection of biomass, processing into Moringafeed and supporting its marketing, and all these need to be socioeconomically acceptable to farmers compared to existing annual crops in a certain region.