This is a course in the fundamentals of livestock feeding. It includes the study of the nutritive characteristics of forages, grains, and grain products as feeds for different farm animals. Students will be asked to develop livestock rations and feeding programs based on the available feedstuffs and needs for maintenance, growth, and production. Typical applications may center on the college’s dairy herd and/or the student’s home farm.
3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of lab per week for the first half of the term