FEEDS AND FEEDING
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Anatomy of digestive system, digestion and absorption, nutrient need based on maintenance and production, selection of feeds based on composition and cost, ration formulation, feed processing and handling, feedyard programs and supplementation on pasture.
In a course of this nature it is imperative that the student have an agricultural background. They must make arrangements for a personal interview with the director or assistant director of the program. The interview must be requested and completed between January 15 and May 1 for the class starting the following fall semester.
IV. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Student awareness of the many aspects of Feeds and Feeding with a practical and financially feasible objective in mind.
Become familiar with:
* Nutrients required for life
* Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients.
* Use of nutrients for maintenance and production.
* Factors affecting the value of feeds.
* Measuring the value of feeds.
* Specific nutrient requirements.
* Feedstuff to use.
* Amount and proportion to meet requirements.
* Supplemental feeding.
* Non-nutrient feed additives.
V. INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES
1. Comments on and explanation of the topic under consideration.
2. Exploring all aspects pertaining to economics and
1. Visiting several ranches, feedyards, and feedmills within a
200-mile radius of
3. Ration evaluation and formulation.
C. Individual guidance on assignments.
D. Discussion and questions.
VI. INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA:
A. Overhead projection
C. Slide projector
E. Networked computers (1 per student)
F. Guest Speakers
G. Field trips
VII. STUDENT REQUIREMENTS:
IX. GRADING SYSTEM:
Mr. Laban W. Tubbs
Office # (806) 874-3571 ext. 143
Home # (806) 874-2486