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PII 031 [TRUE STORY!] Growing Weeds Can Help Farmers Lower Animal Feeding Costs

The phrase “Useful Weed” understandably sounds like a contradiction in terms, since a “weed” by definition is an unwanted plant.

However, that expression perfectly captures the revised status of a onetime notorious weed, which today has been established by farmers/agronomists and Animal nutritionists as a reliable alternative source of plant protein for use in livestock feed formulation.

I mention several names of this “useful weed” (Scientific, common, and local i.e. Igbo, Yoruba etc) in the first bonus publication on my website, sent to buyers of my new AUDIO titled Useful Ideas for Low Cost Animal Feed Production Using Local Ingredients – based on Civil War Experimentation by Biafran Scientists

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Tayo Solagbade’s
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Monday 12th September 2016


NB: This PI Squared newsletter will be published weekly, on Mondays, in place of the Speaking/Web Marketing IDEAS newsletter, starting from today – 15th February 2016.
I’m reinventing my Monday newsletter content and theme, to accommodate my vision of serving the growing audience of serious minded individuals and organizations reaching out to me, with information, education. news and research findings designed to help them do what they do better.

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PII 031 [TRUE STORY!] Growing Weeds Can Help Farmers Lower Animal Feeding Costs

The phrase “Useful Weed” understandably sounds like a contradiction in terms, since a “weed” by definition is an unwanted plant.

However, that expression perfectly captures the revised status of a onetime notorious weed, which today has been established by farmers/agronomists and animal nutritionists as a reliable alternative source of plant protein for use in livestock feed formulation.

I mention several names of this “useful weed” (Scientific, common, and local i.e. Igbo, Yoruba etc) in the first bonus publication on my website, sent to buyers of my new AUDIO titled Useful Ideas for Low Cost Animal Feed Production Using Local Ingredients – based on Civil War Experimentation by Biafran Scientists

In that 1.5 audio narrative, I describe pioneering work done by a motivated team of Biafran Scientists who narrowed down on the plant after many failed attempt with other potential sources, in their bid to find viable ways to produce animal feed locally, to grow livestock that would serve badly needed protein based meals to the Biafran masses and soldiers during the 1967 to 1970 Nigerian Civil War.

After the war ended, key figures involved in developing those innovations got absorbed into the larger Nigerian society, and their knowledge was shared with others.

But this did not happen in any systematically organized manner. Instead, most of it has be haphazard, leading to loss of what would have been invaluable Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

It is for this reason, especially given the severe feed formulation challenges facing Nigerian livestock farmers in today’s economy, that I have launched my audio product, along with the FREE bonus publications, the second of which is due to go LIVE in a few days.

But, as I explain in the bonus notes, I am not alone in talking about the massive potentials of this particular weed, which happens to grow LUXURIANTLY virtually everywhere in Nigeria, regardless of season or weather condition.

Indeed, as my extensive review of available literature/publications has revealed (and I share the URLs leading to example PDFs and WebPages in my bonus notes), modern day researchers in our own universities and outside Nigeria/Africa have also been excitedly exploring the obvious potentials of this weed – and others like it.

Beyond talking about it however, they need to challenge farmers to use the above mentioned research findings to begin making practical use of this weed, and other locally available viable alternative feed ingredients, to experiment on a new range of animal feeds – just like the Biafrans did.

Weeds are called by THAT name because they grow despite the fact that we do NOT want them and therefore refuse to NURTURE them like we do plants we consider useful.

I argue that given their ability to flourish when NOT cared for, farmers can deliberately begin to cultivate “useful weeds” they identify, on special plots of land, giving them nurturing to make them grow even better.

Why?

So as to be able to “harvest” them in the quantities required for the purposes that they have been found useful.

In other words, I believe this “useful weed” discovered by the Biafrans (and which I’ve seen university research publications confirming to be a proven alternative protein source for Poultry Layers feed preparation), can and should henceforth be deliberately cultivated for use in the various ways it has been found relevant.

Click here to read a testimonial by a buyer of my new 1.5 hour audio podcast in which I narrate the story about how Biafran scientists first discovered the animal feed making potential of this weed under war-induced pressures.

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New posts from last week*

Monday:

PII 030 [Case Study]: Using Excel-VB Automation for Smart “Usage Rates Tracking and Variable Cost Analysis” (Featuring: A Custom App Built for a Lagos-Nigeria based SME Manufacturer)

[Tuesday]:

[Get Audio FREE via Whatsapp] Useful Ideas for Low Cost Animal Feed Production Using Local Ingredients – based on Civil War Experimentation by Biafran Scientists

[Wednesday]:

A Buyer’s Feedback About my Audio on Biafran Scientists’ Animal Feeding Innovations!

[Thursday]:

Protected: Biafran Alternative Feed Formulation Ideas AUDIO Podcast: FREE Bonus Downloads for Buyers [Part 1]

[Friday]:

Knowing How to Code Is NOT Enough for Spreadsheet Programming Success [MUST READ: FREE PDF Introduction to Excel-VB Programming by J.Latham]

[Saturday]:

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[Sunday]:

Protected: THE FARM CEO (Issue 60): How You Could Easily Raise Fish Indoors for Food & Profit, No business is better than fish farming, [PDF] Catfish culture in Nigeria: Progress, prospects and problems

Tayo K. Solagbade*

Self-Development/Performance Improvement Specialist

*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist & Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club and Competition

Mobile: +234-803-302-1263 (in Nigeria) or +229-66-122-136 (in Benin Republic)

http://www.tayosolagbade.com

Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement

Specialist and Multipreneur (i.e. a highly versatile/multi-skilled entrepreneur), with a bias for delivering Best Practice solutions to Farm Businesses and others.

Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutions, web marketing systems/web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts

he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to

SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix

(TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name
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