In Uganda we are beginning to experience the dry season its normally from December to late march.This is therefore a very challenging period to try to find pasture for the cattle and the greenery and feeds for the pigs feeds on.
The greenery reduces on the cost for the feeding pigs as the common feed maize bran becomes very scare due the less harvest of maize always experienced during the second season.About this time the families never remove maize husks while milling for it is termed as wastage of food so there is no maize bran on the market or it is too expensive . such a luxurious life is limited during the first harvest which is better and family polish their maize thus having plenty of husks or maize brand at lower price
I am seeking advise from experienced or knowledgeable permaculturists on the following issues
a)how can i preserve pastures for my dairy cow for the coming months until about April ?
b)what can i feed the pigs on that wont be expensive as maize bran ?
c)how can i preserve maize bran i buy during bumper harvest because December it is attacked by weevils.
d)is it possible preserve the greenery the pigs feed on?
Thanks a lot i will be most grateful for the advise rendered.