Nutrient Requirements of Domesticated Ruminants draws on the most up-to-date research on the energy, protein, mineral, vitamin and water requirements of beef and dairy cattle, sheep and goats. It defines the responses of animals, in weight change, milk production and wool growth, to quantitative and qualitative changes in their feed supply. It has particular application to grazing animals. Factors affecting the intake of feed are taken into account and recommendations are given according to the production systems being used; for instance, the feed intake of a grazing animal is affected by a larger number of variables than a housed animal. Examples of the estimation of the energy and nutrients required for the different production systems are given, as well as the production expected from predicted feed intakes. The interactions between the grazing animal, the pasture and any supplementary feeds are complex, involving herbage availability, diet selection and substitution. To facilitate the application of these recommendations to particular grazing situations, readers are directed to decision support tools and spreadsheet programs. Nutrient Requirements of Domesticated Ruminants is based on the benchmark publication, Feeding Standards for Australian Livestock: Ruminants, published in 1990 by CSIRO PUBLISHING on behalf of the Standing Committee on Agriculture. It provides comprehensive and useful information for graziers, livestock advisors, veterinarians, feed manufacturers and animal nutrition researchers. The recommendations described are equally applicable to animals in feedlots or drought yards.
"This publication represents a revision of the report entitled 'Feeding standards for Australian livestock. Ruminants' that was issued in 1990 by CSIRO Publishing in conjunction with the Standing Committee on Agriculture"--Introduction.
This book is the first detailed and comprehensive guide to the use of feedpads in the dairy industry, from planning and construction to day-to-day management, written especially for farmers. With ongoing droughts and access to water driving up the cost of conserved forages and feeding concentrates, feedpads offer flexible and efficient systems to maximize returns on feeding expensive supplements to grazing dairy cows, and form part of the risk management strategy for dairy farms. Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cowscovers all the aspects of animal husbandry involved in running a successful system and addresses key issues such as formulating rations to balance grazed pasture, management of farm labor and effluent management. The key principles of dairy nutrition are explained along with the concept of partial mixed rations and the range of potential ingredients. The authors also cover the physical features of feedpad design and construction and provide a checklist for planning a feedpad. This book demonstrates a wide range of long-term economic benefits and will play an important role in helping dairy farmers achieve higher farm profitability.
With new "World Markets" opening, the challenge to boost the Production efficiency of livestock products is increasing. The cost of feeding accounts for the largest single input in a production operation, thus, there is a need for a better understanding of nutrition and feeding. Written to appeal to both experts and beginners in the field, this new edition provides the reader with an understanding of the principles relating to livestock feeding. Parts I and II cover everything from nutrients, feedstuffs, minerals, vitamins, and additives to feed preparation/processing and ration formulation. Part III provides detailed information on different livestock species, such as, swine, poultry, dairy cows, beef cows and cattle. Domesticated species, such as horses, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, and rabbits are covered in Part IV Each species chapter discusses the management and feeding practices unique to that particular species. Feedstuff characteristics and nutrient guidelines are given for various classes of the species in the Appendix Tables. Advances in genetics, changes in scientific knowledge, food security, and concerns about the environment are just a few of the areas that have had an impact on livestock production. Because of these changes, it is essential that individuals and companies understand the effect feeding and management of livestock have on livestock production systems. Kellems and Church's "Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 5th edition, " provides the basis for this understanding and is a handy reference for anyone involved in livestock production.
Nutrition is the key driver of animal health, welfare and production. In agriculture, nutrition is crucial to meet increasing global demands for animal protein and consumer demands for cheaper meat, milk and eggs and higher standards of animal welfare. For companion animals, good nutrition is essential for quality and length of life. Animal Nutrition examines the science behind the nutrition and feeding of the major domesticated animal species: sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, deer, goats, pigs, poultry, camelids, horses, dogs and cats. It includes introductory chapters on digestion and feeding standards, followed by chapters on each animal, containing information on digestive anatomy and physiology, evidence-based nutrition and feeding requirements, and common nutritional and metabolic diseases.
Vols. issued in Albany include reports on both experimental and extension work, as well as research and extension publications issued during the year. Vols issued in Ithaca contain some of these reports and publications but are not as inclusive.