|Better Farming Series 11- Cattle Breeding (FAO - INADES, 1977, 63 p.)|
|Cattle breeding means wealth|
|A few words to understand the course|
|How cattle feed|
|How to feed cattle|
|Daily requirements of cattle in feed units and protein|
|How to feed calves|
|Looking after cattle|
|Animals must be watched|
|How to watch over animals|
|The health of the herd|
|Cattle must be vaccinated|
|How to take care of wounds|
|What to do about parasites|
|How cattle reproduce|
|The reproductive systems|
|Pregnancy and birth|
|Age of breeding animals|
|Choosing breeding animals|
|How to know your herd|
|What cattle produce|
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
· 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.