Jailon Mudzengi Shurugwi District Successful Fodder Production

  • In 2002, Jailon Mudzengi and members of his family attended a workshop on dairying and first got inspired but lacked practical knowledge.
  • In 2012 he joined Shurugwi Dairy Cooperative but lacked knowledge on how to grow fodder and there was no one to assist him.
  • In 2014, enter ZADF, whose Field Officer provided training and guidance in Cattle Management, Fodder Production, Record Keeping and more….
  • He began fodder production, receiving technical advice from the ZADF Field Officer.

  • This year he managed to grow 1.5 hectares of both maize and sugar graze.
  • Germination and plant population was good, crops grew well as rains were above average, and they harvested the crop for silage only.
  • Mr Mudzengi was Best Fodder Farmer of Shurugwi Dairy Cooperative.
  • The Field Day was hosted at his farm.
  • He plans to increase fodder production so he can sell to other farmers in the area.
  • He no longer spends lots of money on feeds….
  • He can now harvest around 20 to 25 tonnes of silage – enough to cover the dry period.