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close this bookBetter Farming Series 43 - Feeding Animals on Straw (FAO, 1995, 30 p.)
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View the documentPreface
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close this folderMethod of treatment
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View the documentStraw as animal feed
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close this folderExcess feeding
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close this folderPractical experiences
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View the documentRate of adoption in different countries
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View the documentAlternative uses of straw
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View the documentFeed resources
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View the documentProblems in applying technology
View the documentSystematic testing - the small pilot project
View the documentA critical consensus
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When animals - particularly goats and sheep - are left to graze, they select the more nourishing parts of the plants. They do the same with straw, if they are fed in excess.