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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.
PART I: INTRODUCTION1. Livestock Feeding2. The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrient Utilization3. Nutrients: Their Metabolism and Feeding Standards PART II: FEEDS FOR LIVESTOCK4. Feedstuffs5. High-Energy Feedstuffs6. Supplemental Protein Sources7. Roughages8. Mineral and Vitamin Supplements9. Feed Additives10. Feed Laws and Labeling11. Feed Processing12. Ration Formulation PART III: LIVESTOCK SPECIES13. Feeding Swine14. Feeding Poultry15. Feeding Dairy Cows16. Feeding Dairy Calves and Replacement Heifers17. Feeding the Beef Cow Herd18. Feeding Growing-Finishing Beef Cattle PART IV: FEEDING OTHER DOMESTICATED SPECIES19. Feeding Horses20. Sheep Nutrition21. Goats and Goat Nutrition22. Feeding and Nutrition of Companion and Zoological Species23. Feeding Rabbits PART V: APPENDIX TABLES AND GLOSSARYAPPENDIX TABLESGLOSSARYINDEX
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