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

Feeding animals |

Grass and silage (see page 28) have a value of 0.1 to 0.2 fodder unit.

Five to ten kilogrammes of grass or silage are needed to give the value of 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of grass or silage contains between 10 and 40 grammes of protein.

· Hay has a value of 0.3 to 0.5 fodder unit.

Two to three kilogrammes of hay are needed to give the value of 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of hay contains between 25 and 70 grammes of protein.

· Oil cake has a value of 0.5 to 1 fodder unit.

1.5 kilogrammes of oil cake are needed to give the value of 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of oil cake contains between 150 and 400 grammes of protein.

· Grains have a value of about 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of grain is needed to give the value of 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of grain contains about 50 grammes of protein.

· Tubers have a value of 0.3 or 0.2 fodder unit.

Three to five kilogrammes of tubers are needed to give the value of 1 fodder unit.

One kilogramme of tubers contains between 7 and 9 grammes of protein (see the table on page 37).