Livestock Feeds and Feeding

Paperback | August 10, 2009

byRichard O. Kellems, David C. Church

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Completely updated in a new edition, this valuable resource concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. It presents the required nutrients, nutrient utilization, a variety of feedstuffs and diets and their appropriate usage. Readers will also discover how to save money on feed costs and still raise larger, faster gaining, more productive, healthier animals and increase the return investment on livestock. The book details all aspects of livestock feeding, including the gastrointestinal tract and nutrient utilization, feeds for livestock, feed laws and labeling, preparation and processing, feeding livestock species including swine, poultry, dairy cows, dairy calves and replacement heifers and beef cow herd, and feeding domesticated species such as horses, sheep, goats, dogs and cats and rabbits.

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Completely updated in a new edition, this valuable resource concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. It presents the required nutrients, nutrient utilization, a variety of feedstuffs and diets and their appropriate usage. Readers will also discover how ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 1.1 inPublished:August 10, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131594753

ISBN - 13:9780131594753

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1.      Livestock Feeding

2.      The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrient Utilization

3.      Nutrients: Their Metabolism and Feeding Standards

 

PART II: FEEDS FOR LIVESTOCK

4.      Feedstuffs

5.      High-Energy Feedstuffs

6.      Supplemental Protein Sources

7.      Roughages

8.      Mineral and Vitamin Supplements

9.      Feed Additives

10.  Feed Laws and Labeling

11.  Feed Processing

12.  Ration Formulation

 

PART III: LIVESTOCK SPECIES

13.  Feeding Swine

14.  Feeding Poultry

15.  Feeding Dairy Cows

16.  Feeding Dairy Calves and Replacement Heifers

17.  Feeding the Beef Cow Herd

18.  Feeding Growing–Finishing Beef Cattle

 

PART IV: FEEDING OTHER DOMESTICATED SPECIES

19.  Feeding Horses

20.  Sheep Nutrition

21.  Goats and Goat Nutrition

22.  Feeding and Nutrition of Companion and Zoological Species

23.  Feeding Rabbits

 

PART V: APPENDIX TABLES AND GLOSSARY

APPENDIX TABLES

GLOSSARY

INDEX