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close this bookBetter Farming Series 09 - Animal Husbandry: Animal Diseases; How Animals Reproduce (FAO - INADES, 1976, 33 p.)
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close this folderAnimal health
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View the documentInjuries
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close this folderDiseases
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View the documentVaccination
View the documentLooking after ill animals
close this folderReproduction
close this folderHow animals reproduce
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close this folderThe reproductive systems
View the documentThe female
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View the documentPregnancy and birth
close this folderChoosing breeding animals
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View the documentCastration
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close this folderSelling animals
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View the documentAnimals are sold for their meat.
View the documentAnimals are sold for breeding.
View the documentYoung animals are sold for fattening.
View the documentThe yield of a herd
View the documentFarmers' groups
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Animals are sold for their meat.

Often live animals are sold by their size. They are not weighed. The price is not fixed according to the animal's weight.

Sometimes animals are slaughtered and the meat is sold in the village or at the market. No attention is paid to the weight or the quality of the meat.

Nowadays meat should be sold by weight. Several farmers can get together to buy a weighing machine.

It is easy to sell your animals at the time of traditional festivals. A stock farmer should arrange for the sale of animals for these festivals.

But apart from these festivals you may have difficulty in finding buyers. You may have to keep for a long time animals which are ready to be sold. You have to go on feeding them uselessly,, the animals do not benefit from the food, and you lose money.