|Better Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)|
|Plan of work|
|Why learn about animal husbandry?|
|Why farmers go In for traditional animal husbandry|
|Animals can earn much more|
|How to improve animal husbandry|
|Why animals must be well fed|
|How food is used in the animal's body|
|Not all animals digest food in the same way|
|How to choose animals' food|
|Foods that give nitrogen must be chosen|
|Values of certain foods|
|What is a mineral supplement?|
|Giving the animals water to drink|
|Food needs of animals|
|How to feed animals|
|Making new pasture|
|Using new pasture|
|Growing fodder crops|
|Looking after animals|
|Animals must be watched|
|How to watch over animals|
|Values of some animal feeds|
|Suggested question paper|
Dig a pit 1.50 to 2 metres deep and 1.50 to 2 metres wide.
This pit is called a silo. It has to be made rather long, so that all the cut grass can be put into it. At the bottom of the silo put some large stones. On these stones put the grass to be stored. Tread the grass down well by trampling on it. On top of the full silo, on the pressed- down grass, put earth and stones.
The silo must be well closed, so that air and rain cannot get in, and the grass will not rot. Grass so kept stays good for a long time, for several months. Animals eat it readily.
So that the grass stays good, you must not take more than two days to fill, tread down and close the silo.