AGRI 158 Applied Animal Nutrition*

This course is an application of the principles of nutrition in feeding domestic animals, evaluation and comparison feedstuffs with related computations and important current developments in the livestock feeding industry.

Credits

4 Credits

Prerequisite

AGRI 109 and AGRI 109L

Corequisite

AGRI 158L

AGRI 158Applied Animal Nutrition*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

30

Prerequisite Narrative

AGRI 109 and AGRI 109L

Corequisite Narrative

AGRI 158L

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is an application of the principles of nutrition in feeding domestic animals, evaluation and comparison feedstuffs with related computations and important current developments in the livestock feeding industry.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Identify feedstuffs suitable for animal consumption and their nutritive values Describe how different feeds are grown and processed for feeding Balance rations for a variety of livestock species Select appropriate feedstuffs and develop a suitable ration for various species of domestic animals. Describe the proper feeds for different life stages of major domesticated animals

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Unit Topic Lab Topic 1 Nutrients 2 Digestive Tract A & P GI Tract 3 Feed Evaluation and Techniques 4 Classification of Feedstuffs Feed identification 5 Concentrates 6 Protein Sources Make edible silage 7 Roughages Enzymes and fermentation 8 Forages: Harvesting and Handling Calorimeters 9 Micronutrients 10 Feeding Behavior Crude Fat Determination 11 Feeding Behavior 12 Feed Additives Net Energy of Feed 13 Water Chick Feeding Trial (Setup) 14 Diet Formulation Field trip to Rangen Mill in Buhl 15 Feeding Requirements of Beef Cattle Fieldtrip to Feedlot 16 Feeding Requirements of Dairy Cattle Animal Evaluation/BCS 17 Feeding Requirements of Swine Finish Chick Feeding Trial

VI. Delivery Methodologies