Livestock Nutrition

The livestock industry governs production for optimal yields to ensure economic viability and to supply sufficient volumes to feed huge populations. Organic farmers need to understand the nutritional needs of the livestock in order to yield palatable and nutritious organic animal products. The animal’s behaviour, growth pattern, reproductive capacity and food production are closely acquainted linked to the feed it consumes. The nutritional value of the feed and the feed ingredient’s must be delicately balanced. The results of good organic management and good organic feed include the appreciable taste, colour, texture, nutritional value and optimal yield of the food product. Animals, including humans, have a hierarchy of needs. The prime uses of nutrients derived from food are for general maintenance and reproduction. This channels the animal’s nutrients to survive, proceed and perform basic bodily functions. If there is additional vitality and protein available, the animal may be able to consign resources to growth and good body condition.  If animals appearing healthy but are not producing enough eggs, milk or meat for you, you may have a problem with a lack of energy and protein in the feed. 

  • Feed quality and safety guidelines
  • Ruminant Nutrition
  • Livestock Protein Supply
  • Livestock Nutrition Aspects
  • Non-Ruminant Nutrition
  • Sustainability according to the feed type

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