|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|
Farmers may have many animals.
They usually keep chickens and goats around the house.
They often have sheep and cattle which roam about freely or are in the care of a keeper.
In dry regions there are donkeys, horses and camels.
All these animals are raised and used as they always have been. This is called traditional animal husbandry.
But animals can be raised in other ways, and then the farmer can earn more money.
Go in for modern animal husbandry. You will have more animals and fatter ones. You will get more money for them if you sell them.
You will make a bigger profit.
Replace traditional animal husbandry by modern animal husbandry.