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close this bookBetter Farming Series 11- Cattle Breeding (FAO - INADES, 1977, 63 p.)
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View the documentPreface
View the documentCattle breeding means wealth
View the documentA few words to understand the course
close this folderFeeding cattle
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View the documentHow cattle feed
close this folderHow to feed cattle
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View the documentImproving pasture
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View the documentMineral supplements
View the documentDaily requirements of cattle in feed units and protein
View the documentWatering cattle
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close this folderLooking after cattle
View the documentAnimals must be watched
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View the documentHousing animals
close this folderThe health of the herd
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View the documentDiseases
View the documentCattle must be vaccinated
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close this folderHow cattle reproduce
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View the documentThe reproductive systems
View the documentPregnancy and birth
View the documentAge of breeding animals
View the documentCastrating bulls
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View the documentHow to know your herd
close this folderWhat cattle produce
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View the documentMilk production
close this folderOrganizing sales
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View the documentFarmers' groups

Cattle breeding means wealth

In traditional breeding not much trouble is taken with the herd.

The herd is not a means of earning. a living, but a sign of wealth and power.

The owner wants to have a lot of animals, but many of them are small, ill, or very old and thin.

In traditional breeding the herd is wealth that produces little.

To make the herd produce more, a different way of working is needed.

A modern farmer should learn to

· feed his animals well;
· house his herd well;
· take good care of ill animals;
· make a good choice of breeding animals;
· sell at a good price.

Cattle breeding is wealth; it is capital that can produce a lot.