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close this book Animal husbandry: Feeding and care of animals
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How to choose animals' food

You must choose foods that give strength and energy.

• Many experiments have shown that a cow which eats 1 kilogramme of paddy (nhusked rice) can give as much milk s a cow which eats 6.5 kilogrammes of grass.

• Other experiments have been made for every kind of food for animals. These experiments have shown the amount of each food which has the same value as 1 kilogramme of paddy

1 kg of paddy is used to measure the value of foods.

1 kg of paddy is called a fodder unit or feed unit.

1 Kg of paddy (unhusked rice)

1 Kg of cottonseed cake

6.5 Kg of grass

1 kg of paddy,

1.6 kg of cottonseed cake,

6.5 kg of grass have the same food value.

They give 1 fodder unit.