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close this book Animal husbandry: Feeding and care of animals
View the document Preface
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View the document Animals can earn much more
View the document How to improve animal husbandry
close this folder Feeding animals
View the document Why animals must be well fed
View the document How food is used in the animal's body
View the document Not all animals digest food in the same way
View the document How to choose animals' food
View the document Foods that give nitrogen must be chosen
View the document Values of certain foods
View the document What is a mineral supplement?
View the document Vitamins
View the document Giving the animals water to drink
View the document Food needs of animals
View the document How to feed animals
close this folder Pasture
View the document Improving pasture
View the document Making new pasture
View the document Using new pasture
View the document Growing fodder crops
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View the document Silage
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close this folder Looking after animals
View the document Animals must be watched
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View the document Housing animals
View the document Values of some animal feeds
View the document Suggested question paper


The first twenty- six volumes in FAO's Better Farming Series were based on the Cours d'apprentissage agricole prepared in the Ivory Coast by the Institut africain de développement économique et social for use by extension workers. Later volumes, beginning with No. 27, have been prepared by FAO for use in agricultural development at the farm and family level. The approach has deliberately been a general one, the intention being to constitute basic prototype outlines to be modified or expanded in each area according to local conditions of agriculture.

Many of the booklets deal with specific crops and techniques, while others are intended to give the farmer more general information which can help him to understand why he does what he does, so that he will be able to do it better.

Adaptations of the series, or of individual volumes in it, have been published in Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Creole, Hindi, Igala, Indonesian, Kiswahili, Malagasy, SiSwati and Turkish, an indication of the success and usefulness of this series.

Requests for permission to issue this manual in other languages and to adapt it according to local climatic and ecological conditions are welcomed. They should be addressed to the Director, Publications Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.