The purpose of this volume to present in as simple and concise a manner as is possible the most important facts concerning the nutrition feeding care and management of the various classes of farm animals. Also full information is given concerning the composition use and value of all important feeding stuffs. Part I presents briefly the fundamental principles of animal nutrition and emphasizes the bearing of these principles upon the practical feeding of livestock. Particular attention is given to the recent discoveries in nutrition and separate chapters are devoted to proteins fats and carbohydrates to minerals and to vitamins. The various feeding standards for farm animals are then discussed and the method of using the Morrison feeding standards is explained in detail Some of the economic principles which should be considered in the feeding of livestock are briefly discussed in Chapter XII Economy- in Feeding Livestock. Part II gives comprehensive information concerning the composition properties and use of all important feeding stuffs. The information concerning the value of each feed for all the classes of livestock is brought together in the respective chapters of Part II.
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