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Sheep nutrition: formulated diets

Code: 9781838792664
M. L. Thonney, Cornell University, USA

Chapter synopsis: The primary feeds for sheep are renewable and contain high concentrations of components that are not suitable for human consumption, making sheep farming sustainable. In some economies, maize, barley, sorghum, wheat, soya beans, rapeseed and their by-products are inexpensive enough to be fed strategically during some stages of the life cycle of sheep. This chapter provides a general overview of sheep nutrient requirements, discusses the measurable components of sheep feeds that supply those nutrients (including fermentable fibre), and suggests practical methods of combining feed ingredients to achieve functional supplements and diets.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Nutrients for sheep 3 Formulating sheep feed 4 Feed formulation tools 5 Case studies 6 Sheep feed pricing 7 Mixing sheep feed 8 Storage and delivering sheep feed 9 Where to find further information 10 References 11 Appendix 1: Common feed ingredient components 12 Appendix 2: Suggested feed components for sheep

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