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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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close this folderWhy learn about animal husbandry?
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View the documentWhy farmers go In for traditional animal husbandry
View the documentAnimals can earn much more
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close this folderFeeding animals
View the documentWhy animals must be well fed
View the documentHow food is used in the animal's body
View the documentNot all animals digest food in the same way
View the documentHow to choose animals' food
View the documentFoods that give nitrogen must be chosen
View the documentValues of certain foods
View the documentWhat is a mineral supplement?
View the documentVitamins
View the documentGiving the animals water to drink
View the documentFood needs of animals
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close this folderPasture
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View the documentImproving pasture
View the documentMaking new pasture
View the documentUsing new pasture
View the documentGrowing fodder crops
close this folderStoring grass
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View the documentSilage
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close this folderLooking after animals
View the documentAnimals must be watched
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View the documentHousing animals
View the documentValues of some animal feeds
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How to improve animal husbandry

If animal husbandry is to produce more, the animals must be raised in a different way.

· A farmer who wants to earn more money must look after his animals himself.

He must both grow crops and look after his animals.

In the old days there were people who grew crops and people who raised animals. Those who grew crops did not go in for animal husbandry, and those who raised animals grew no crops.

Today the same man must both grow crops and raise animals.

· The farmer must learn to look after animals.

He must:

· feed them better: especially the young animals; he must lay in reserves for the dry season, give the animals enough to drink.

· look after them better:

· build a shelter for them, protect the animals against parasites and diseases, look after them if they are hurt.

· use them better: make manure, train oxen, choose the best animals for meat, milk and work.