|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|
You must choose foods that give strength and energy.
· Many experiments have shown that a cow which eats 1 kilogramme of paddy (nhusked rice) can give as much milk s a cow which eats 6.5 kilogrammes of grass.
· Other experiments have been
made for every kind of food for animals. These experiments have shown the amount
of each food which has the same value as 1 kilogramme of paddy
1 kg of paddy is used to measure the value of foods.
1 kg of paddy is called a fodder unit or feed unit.
1 Kg of paddy (unhusked rice)
1 Kg of cottonseed cake
6.5 Kg of grass
1 kg of paddy,
1.6 kg of cottonseed cake,
6.5 kg of grass have the same food value.
They give 1 fodder unit.