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.
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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6th Revised edition
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