AGR1276 LIVESTOCK RATIONS
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or the sophomore year.
AGR1276 - Livestock Rations (3 hrs.)
This course studies feedstuffs, feed processing, and nutrient digestion and utilization by livestock. The student will be able to apply the principles of livestock rations to feeding livestock through the use of technology in the formulation and calculation of livestock rations based on the requirements of the different livestock species and feeding livestock.
The purpose of this this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skill necessary to formulate rations to feed livestock and that the nutritional needs of the animal is being meet.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Demonstrate their knowledge of terminology, feed ingredients, and mixed rations
- Demonstrate the ability to prepare feed, including additives and implants
- Illustrate common problems with livestock rations and methods to control or correct them
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Introduction to Terms, Ingredients and Mixed Rations
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate their knowledge of terminology, feed ingredients, and mixed rations.
- Describe feed ingredient classifications
- Explain feed tags
- Perform rations by hand and by computers
- Compare different nutritional needs of each species
- Describe palatability of feedstuffs
- Illustrate the meaning of terminology and usage within the industry
UNIT 2: Ration Formulation
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to prepare feed, including additives and implants.
- Hand calculate a Pearson Square.
- Perform algebraic calculations.
- Apply computer-based feed calculators.
- Illustrate the need and utilization of implants and additives in feed rations.
UNIT 3: Feed Management
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully illustrate common problems with livestock rations and methods to control or correct them.
- Define problems associated with bloat and solution for prevention and restoration.
- Describe the bioavailable and digestive value of feed ingredients
- Describe the availability of feedstuffs in various geographic locations
Various, refer to syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.