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close this bookBetter Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)
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Farmers may have many animals.

They usually keep chickens and goats around the house.

They often have sheep and cattle which roam about freely or are in the care of a keeper.

In dry regions there are donkeys, horses and camels.

All these animals are raised and used as they always have been. This is called traditional animal husbandry.

But animals can be raised in other ways, and then the farmer can earn more money.

Go in for modern animal husbandry. You will have more animals and fatter ones. You will get more money for them if you sell them.

You will make a bigger profit.

Replace traditional animal husbandry by modern animal husbandry.