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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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AGS 319 - Animal Nutrition

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Students will learn the function of organic and inorganic nutrients. Digestion, absorption, metabolism, and utilization of nutrients for maintenance and productive functions. Essential nutritive requirements of domestic livestock, physical properties, and storage and processing of feedstuffs. Nutrient requirements of and diet formulation, and preparation systems for animal species at varying stages of age, activity, or production. Manual and computer methodologies for diet formulation. Learning these concepts will allow students to make educated production and financial decisions which are critical when dealing with animal nutrition. This class would be beneficial to those in any/all types of agricultural careers, particularly those in animal science-based careers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face to Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit fo Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  • Students will be able to determine nutrients of feed inputs
  • Students will be able to formulate livestock diets
  • Students will be able to identify feed stuffs.
  • Students will evaluate ways to distribute feed to livestock.


Course Objectives

  • Feed ID
  • Six Key Nutrients for Livestock
  • Makeup of Nutrients in Different Feed stuff.
  • Formulate Livestock Diets
  • Equipment used to distribute feed to livestock


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