Livestock Feeds and Feeding

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Richard O. Kellems / David C. Church  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
672
Pub.-date
August 2009
ISBN13
9780131594753
ISBN
0131594753
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Description

For Applied Animal Nutrition, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, and Advanced Livestock Feeding and Management.

 

This valuable resource concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. Designed as a resource book, it presents early coverage of nutrition and digestive physiology, a complete section on livestock feeds and chapters devoted to the management and feeding practices of a variety of domestic animals. The latest nutrition requirements, nutrition specifications and feeds composition tables are included. Offering an accessible approach, the book helps readers understand the effects that feeding and management of livestock have on livestock production systems, food safety and the environment.

 

Features

For Applied Animal Nutrition, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, and Advanced Livestock Feeding and Management.

 

This valuable resource concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. Designed as a resource book, it presents early coverage of nutrition and digestive physiology, a complete section on livestock feeds and chapters devoted to the management and feeding practices of a variety of domestic animals. The latest nutrition requirements, nutrition specifications and feeds composition tables are included. Offering an accessible approach, the book helps readers understand the effects that feeding and management of livestock have on livestock production systems, food safety and the environment.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Early coverage of nutrition and digestive physiology-see Part I.

  • Offers important background material necessary for understanding the feeding of different species of livestock.

A complete section devoted to livestock feeds-see Part II.

  • Discusses feedstuffs, high-energy feedstuffs, supplemental protein sources, roughages, mineral and vitamin supplements and more! 

Classes and species chapters covering a variety of domestic animals-see Part III and Part IV.

  • Discuss the management and feeding practices that are unique to species such as swine, poultry, dairy cows, horses, sheep and even companion and zoological species.  

Resource tables and glossary-see Part V.

  • Gives additional information that allows students to formulate rations.
  • Minimizes the amount of materials needed to purchase because nutritional specifications are included as part of the book.  

Expert co-contributors-add credible content to each discussion.

  • Exposes students to the most current information available from leaders in their respective fields.  

Instructor resources.

  • Includes electronic images of all the tables, figures and pictures contained in the book, as well as lecture outlines, study questions, quiz and test questions.  

New to this Edition

Fully updated to include information on:

  • Nutrition requirements for commonly fed classes and species of livestock in the U.S.
  • Exact needs of animals affected by genetic and environmental factors
  • National Research Councils Feeding Guidelines
  • Nutrition specifications for common feedstuffs
  • Feeds and their composition tables

 

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

 

 

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About this book:

 

Livestock Feeds and Feeding is a valuable resource that concentrates on the practical application of nutrition for the production of effective, high-producing commercial livestock. Designed as a resource book, it presents early coverage of nutrition and digestive physiology, a complete section on livestock feeds, and chapters devoted to the management and feeding practices of a variety of domestic animals. Offering an accessible approach, the book helps readers understand the effects that feeding and management of livestock have on livestock production systems, food safety, and the environment.


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