|Better Farming Series 08 - Animal Husbandry: Feeding and Care of Animals (FAO - INADES, 1976, 38 p.)|
|Plan of work|
|Why learn about animal husbandry?|
|Why farmers go In for traditional animal husbandry|
|Animals can earn much more|
|How to improve animal husbandry|
|Why animals must be well fed|
|How food is used in the animal's body|
|Not all animals digest food in the same way|
|How to choose animals' food|
|Foods that give nitrogen must be chosen|
|Values of certain foods|
|What is a mineral supplement?|
|Giving the animals water to drink|
|Food needs of animals|
|How to feed animals|
|Making new pasture|
|Using new pasture|
|Growing fodder crops|
|Looking after animals|
|Animals must be watched|
|How to watch over animals|
|Values of some animal feeds|
|Suggested question paper|
Chickens, cows, pigs do not eat the same food. These animals have different stomachs; they do not digest in the same way. That is why they do not eat the same things.
Sheep, goats and cows eat the same food. These animals have the same stomachs.
Chickens and ducks eat the same food.
Pig stomach; cow and goat stomach
In one and the same herd of cattle there are often animals that eat the same food but do not grow in the same way.
They eat the same food and have the same digestive tract, but some use their food better than others.