21 Animal Nutrition Terms Every Serious Farmer Should Know Part 1

21 Animal Nutrition Terms Every Serious Farmer Should Know Part 1

 

  1. Net energy refers to the amount of feed energy actually available for animal maintenance, growth and production.

 

  1. Mycotoxins are toxic to animals, and are produced on plants by fungi, particularly during weather stress during the growing or harvest seasons or during feed storage

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  1. Lysine is an essential amino acid for protein synthesis. It is the first limiting amino acid in corn/soybean-based swine diets.

 

  1. Macro-minerals, also called major minerals, are the elements present in the animal body in relatively larger amounts than micro minerals (thus the name).

 

  1. Methionine is an essential sulfur containing amino acid involved in many vital enzymatic processes in the human and animal body.

 

  1. Micro-minerals, or trace minerals, are present in the animal body tissues in extremely low concentrations.

 

  1. In feed analysis, minerals refer to inorganic feed elements essential for life.

 

  1. Metabolizable energy equals the gross feed energy minus the energy lost in the faeces, urine and gaseous product of digestion

 

  1. Heat damage is the result of exposing the feedstuff to excessive heat during processing or storage, which irreversibly binds protein to the fiber (carbohydrates) portion of the feed

 

  1. Gross energy refers to the total energy in a feed before accounting for losses due to normal digestive, metabolic and productive functions.

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