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close this bookBetter Farming Series 11. Cattle Breeding (FAO, 1977, 63 p.)
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View the documentCattle breeding means wealth
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Open this folder and view contentsFeeding cattle
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Open this folder and view contentsHow cattle reproduce
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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.