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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
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View the documentFoods that give nitrogen must be chosen
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View the documentWhat is a mineral supplement?
View the documentVitamins
View the documentGiving the animals water to drink
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close this folderPasture
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View the documentImproving pasture
View the documentMaking new pasture
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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
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Why animals must be well fed

A child that does not eat well does not grow well; it is often ill.

A man who does not eat well cannot do much work; he is not strong, he is often ill.

It is the same with animals.

A badly fed calf does not grow well; it is often ill and often it dies.

A badly fed cow does not produce big calves; she cannot feed them well.

A farmer who feeds his animals well makes more money.

Animals change cheap food that is difficult to carry into other more costly foods that are easy to carry.

For example: grass, over- ripe yams, grain that is broken or eaten by insects, the remains of the family's food, are changed into milk, meat, work and young ones.