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ANS 226 Feeds and Feeding
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Identification and preparation of feeds, digestion and utilization of various feed products, and computation of standard rations for livestock.

Prerequisites: None


Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify the various food nutrients and their function to the animal.

2. Identify the digestive process of certain farm animals.

3. Balance rations for selected farm animals.

4. List the various feed stuffs, their food value and prices.

5. Identify problems in livestock feeding.

6. Calculate cost and returns for feeding.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
A. List Six Essential Nutrients for livestock diets.
B. List Feed sources for each nutrient.

A. Describe how each nutrient is digested.
B. Discuss how each nutrient is absorbed.
C. Discuss the function of each nutrient in livestock.
D. Compare Ruminant to Non Ruminant Digestive systems.
E. Draw and label the part of a typical livestock digestive system.
F. Discuss the effect deficiencies cause on livestock.

A. Identify the types of feed used in feeding different species of livestock.

A. Identify the amount of protein, energy, minerals and vitamins available from feed using standard composition feed tables.
B. Identify daily nutrient requirements required by livestock from standard nutrient requirement tables.
C. Compare the nutrient requirements of livestock and nutrient composition in feed to balance ration.

A. Discuss commercial feed laws and regulations in feeding livestock.
B. Discuss the use of feed additives in feeding livestock.
C. Identify biological limits in feeding livestock.
D. Discuss proper hormone use in livestock diets.

A. Explain how to calculate cost of feed per pound.
B. Explain how to calculate weight gained per pound of feed.
C. Explain how to calculate average daily gain of an animal.