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Feed, animal
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The feeding of agricultural livestock is dependent on both their physiology and the range of choices of the agricultural producer, his knowledge of animal husbandry, and his goals.

In Europe during the late Middle Ages and early modern period, generally speaking physiological and botanical knowledge was rudimentary [3. 24 f.]. It was gradually expanded in the 18th century by the introduction of new forage crops (Root crops; Clover), thanks to the 17th- and 18th-century agricultural revolution in the Netherlands and England [9. 552–558]. Even in the late 18th century,…

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Konersmann, Frank, “Feed, animal”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019584>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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