Instant Insights: Crops as Livestock Feed
Dr Kristin Hales ; Dr Jeferson Lourenco ; Dr Darren S. Seidel ; Dr Osman Yasir Koyun ; Dr Dylan Davis ; Dr Christina Welch ; Dr James E. Wells ; Dr Todd Callaway ; Dr Michael Blümmel ; Dr A. Muller ; Dr C. Schader ; Professor Mario Herrero ; M. R. Garg ; Dr David M. E. Poulsen ; Dr Scott Staggenborg ; Hui Shen ; Dr Justin Fowler
The first chapter reviews the impact of feeding ruminants cereal grains on animal physiology and health. Les mer
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The first chapter reviews the impact of feeding ruminants cereal grains on animal physiology and health. The chapter explores the use of starch-containing cereal grains as a feedstuff to improve animal efficiency and performance, as well as to reduce the environmental footprint of ruminant animal production.
The second chapter discusses key environmental trade-offs in the use of crops as livestock feed. It reviews key elements in trade-off analysis and explores opportunities for making better use of existing feed resources and producing more feed biomass of higher fodder quality.
The third chapter reviews ways of optimising the use of barley for animal feed, from production and breeding through to the application of new technologies such as near infrared spectroscopy and molecular markers.
The fourth chapter reviews the use of sorghum as an important source of fodder and forage. It reviews the different types of sorghum used for forage and other applications, and then provides a detailed discussion of the use of forage sorghum as feed for ruminants.
The final chapter discusses the use of soybean meal (SBM) as an animal feed. It assesses the nutritional content of SBM, as well dealing with its anti-nutritive compounds in optimising its use.
Forlag: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Format: 23 x 15 cm
- Agronomi og planteproduksjon
- Økologisk landbruk
- Bærekraftig landbruk
Chapter 2 - The use and abuse of cereals, legumes and crop residues in rations for dairy cattle: Michael Blummel, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia; A. Muller, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), and ETH Zurich Switzerland; C. Schader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; M. Herrero, Commonwealth Scientifi c and Industrial Research Organization, Australia; and M. R. Garg, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), India; 1 Introduction2 Current and future levels of animal sourced food (ASF) production3 Dairy ration compositions and current and projected feed demand and supply4 Context specifi city of feed demand and supply5 Ration composition and ceilings to milk productivity6 Optimizing the feed-animal interface: ration balancing in intensive and extensive dairy systems7 Summary8 Where to look for further information9 References
Chapter 3 - Optimising the use of barley as an animal feed: David M. E. Poulsen, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; 1 Introduction2 What is 'feed barley'?3 What do we want from 'feed barley'?4 Optimising feed barley use5 Understanding and optimising feed barley quality for different livestock species6 Future trends and research opportunities7 Conclusion8 Where to look for further information9 References
Chapter 4 - Sorghum as a forage and energy crop: Scott Staggenborg and Hui Shen, Chromatin Inc., USA; 1 Introduction2 Forage and biomass sorghum types3 Forages as animal feed4 Dedicated energy sorghum5 Sweet sorghum6 Summary7 Where to look for further information8 References
Chapter 5 - Nutritional considerations for soybean meal use in poultry diets: Justin Fowler, University of Georgia, USA; 1 Introduction2 Nutritional content of SBM3 Anti-nutritive compounds4 Genetically modified soybeans5 Conclusion and future trends6 Where to look for further information7 References