|Better Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)|
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.