Yod Yeam enjoys a romp in his new farm Food, food, food
Feeding over 90 elephants is very expensive. Our elephants have enjoyed eating the pineapple plant that we get trucked in from plantations down south. However with the rising cost of petrol transporting this food was becoming increasingly expensive. An opportunity arose to find an alternative method to feeding the elephants when Laithongrien got an offer to rent land cheaply only 2 kilometres away. Since February 2007, he has worked very hard developing growing grass and harvesting it for the elephants. The special grasses he is growing are very nutritious and the elephants love it. It is hoped to make the farm self sustaining so that he can create a living for the people farming the land and save money feeding the elephants. The income saved will then be able to go into other projects that will continually improve the lives of our elephants here.
SPECIAL ELEPHANT SUPPLEMENT
FOOD MIX RECIPE
60 kilograms BANA GRASS (THIS GRASS CONTAINS 7% PROTEIN)
30 kilograms WHOLE BROKEN RICE
15 kilograms CEREAL (rice skin)
½ kilograms PRE-MIX (vitamins/minerals mix)
2 kilograms DI-CALCIUM PHOSPHATE
2 cups YEAST
2 cups EM (Essential micro organisms)
20 litres WATER
5 kilograms MOLASSES
2 tablespoons SULPHER
½ Kilogram UREA (Emonium Nitrate)
10 Kilograms Eye of RICE SEED (Embryo)
1 kilogram SEA SALT
100 cc CALTASAN (made from prawn shell)
Makes approximately 150 kilograms
Everyday 1.5 – 2 tons are produced of this supplement.
The finished product is 10% protein - Once eaten the protein content increases to 20% in the stomach.