9780131594753

Livestock Feeds and Feeding

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131594753

  • ISBN10:

    0131594753

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/10/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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.For those involved in livestock feeding and nutrition.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Livestock Feeding
The Gastrointestinal Tract and Nutrient Utilization
Nutrients: Their Metabolism and Feeding Standards
Feeds for Livestock
Feedstuffs
High-Energy Feedstuffs
Supplemental Protein Sources
Roughages
Mineral and Vitamin Supplements
Feed Additives
Feed Laws and Labeling
Feed Processing
Ration Formulation
Livestock Species
Feeding Swine
Feeding Poultry
Feeding Dairy Cows
Feeding Dairy Calves and Replacement Heifers
Feeding the Beef Cow Herd
Feeding Growing Finishing Beef Cattle
Feeding Other Domesticated Species
Feeding Horses
Sheep Nutrition
Goats and Goat Nutrition
Feeding and Nutrition of companion and zoological species
Feeding Rabbits
Appendix Tables and Glossary
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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