Feeding dairy cattle: a manual for smallholder dairy farmers and extension workers in East Africa
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Lukuyu, M.; Romney, D.; Ouma, R.; Sones, K. Smallholder Dairy Project, Nairobi (Kenya). Kenya Dairy Development Programme (SDP/KDDP), ILRI, Nairobi (Kenya). 2007. Feeding dairy cattle: a manual for smallholder dairy farmers and extension workers in East Africa. ILRI Manuals and Guides. no. 2. 51p. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI.
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This booklet is designed to guide extension workers and possibly smallholder dairy farmers through the basics of feeding dairy animals. It includes essential background information as well as practical advice and suggestions. By better understanding how a cow digests its food, the importance of providing a balanced diet, how nutritional needs vary at different stages of the animal's life and how different types of feed can meet these needs, dairy farmers will be able to get the most benefit from their investment and keep their valuable animals healthy and productive.