Sheep milking is widespread throughout the Mediterranean, and is becoming more common in countries such as the UK, USA, Central America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Good nutrition is a critical factor in optimising dairy production from sheep. This book is a translation of a popular Italian text, originally published in 2001 and includes updated information, and new material on temperate regions. It contains chapters on all aspects of dairy sheep nutrition and feeding, such as milk production, feed intake, nutrition and reproduction, nutrition and milk quality, and grazing and stocking rate management.
As many eating habits are formed during childhood, it is important for children to learn the benefits of good nutrition and to develop healthy eating habits. This publication contains guidance on planning or redesigning effective school-based nutrition education programmes that increase pupils' knowledge of good nutrition and encourage behaviour change. The material can be used at national or local level, and it comprises of a technical reader, a set of worksheets and five copies of a classroom curriculum chart with information on learning objectives for nutrition education in primary schools in developing countries.
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