Maize / Corn
Maize for Human Consumption
Maize or Corn for Human Consumption is an important cereal crop of the world. It is a source of nutrition as well as phytochemical compounds. Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with the total production of maize surpassing that of wheat or rice.
Maize for Animal Consumption
Maize for animal feed is well accepted as the king of feed ingredients. It is a primary source of energy supplement and can contribute up to 30 percent protein, 60 percent energy and 90 percent starch in an animal’s diet (Dodo,1999). About 70-80 percent of maize production is used as a feed ingredient in the world, Maize grain is a valued energy source in ruminants. In dairy cows, it can support high milk yield because of its high starch content.