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AGS 323 - Animal Nutrition II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
The practical application of feeding principles. An indepth study of the various nutrients, their requirements and uses. An analysis of research feeding trials, research procedures and manufacturing terminology.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: AGS 319   
Competencies
  1. Identify recommended nutritional requirements for swine feeding
    1. Discuss the life-cycle swine feeding program
    2. Identify different nutrient needs within the life cycle
    3. Identify different additives used within the life cycle.
  2. Name various feeding methods used in swine production
    1. Describe feeding systems used for the breeding herd
    2. Identify feeding systems used for the and finishing herd
  3. Demonstrate the ability to formulate swine diets
    1. Review the swine ration worksheet
    2. Calculate swine ration problems
  4. Identify recommended nutritional requirements for the beef breeding herd
    1. Discuss a life-cycle cattle feeding program
    2. Identify specific nutrient needs within the life cycle
    3. Identify specific additives used within the life cycle
    4. Explain feeding systems for the beef breeding herd
  5. Identify recommended nutritional requirements for finishing market cattle
    1. Explain feeding systems for finishing market cattle
    2. Outline the merits of a system of protein evaluation for cattle
  6. Describe the principle of rumen by-pass protein
  7. Demonstrate the ability to formulate feedlot cattle rations evaluating metabolizable protein needs of animals and feedstuff utilization
    1. Review the beef ration worksheet
    2. Calculate beef rations using alfalfa hay
    3. Calculate beef rations using corn silage
  8. Summarize recommended nutritional and management requirements for modern dairy production
    1. Discuss a life-cycle dairy cattle feeding program
    2. Identify specific nutritional needs within the life cycle
    3. Review specific additive needs within the life cycle
    4. Identify nutrition-related diseases and disorders within the dairy cattle life cycle
  9. Identify recommended feeding practices for all types of sheep operations
    1. Outline and discuss a life-cycle sheep feeding program
    2. Identify specific nutritional needs within the life cycle
    3. Review specific additives used within the life cycle
    4. Identify nutrition-related diseases and disorders with the sheep life cycle
  10. Describe the nutritional recommendations and feeding practices involved in caring for horses
    1. Outline nutrient and energy requirements related to the functions of a horse
    2. Recall feedstuffs commonly used in horse diets
    3. Outline horse feeding program
    4. Identify nutritionally related diseases and disorders in horses



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