- By the end of this unit, students will be able to...- Define each of the following: a. Feeding Ration b. Balanced Ration c. Nutrient Composition d. Total Digestible Nutrients- Describe how nutrients in a ration are measured.- Summarize how crude protein is measured in a ration.- Explain the roles and purposes of each of the following kinds of protein/nitrogen in a ration: a. Crude Protein b. DIP c. UIP d. NPN e. All of the above- Identify the source of most of the fiber in a cattle ration and summarize the roles played by fiber in a ruminant.- Define scratch factor and explain its importance to a ration and to ruminant health.- Explain how minerals are measured in a ration.- Identify concerns related to meeting vitamin requirements of a ration.- Summarize how to ensure that an animal is receiving an adequate amount of water and identify its importance to the ration of a ruminant.- Determine the minimum amount of water needed for a given animal per day.- Summarize the unique nutritional needs and demands of each of the following groups of cattle: a. Growing weaned calves b. First-calf heifers c. Mature Cows d. Mature bulls e. Newborn Calves- Summarize how the nutrient needs of an animal are best determined.- Summarize the options available for determining the nutrient content of a feeding ration.- Explain the significance and role played by land grant universities and extension offices in regards to animal nutrition.- Summarize the role played by ionophores and implants in cattle rations.- Explain how and why acidosis occurs and how it can be prevented.- Use a Pearson Square in order to balance a ration for a variety of groups of cattle and for different rations.- Show how a Pearson Square can be used to determine both TDN ratios as well as Crude Protein ratios of ration ingredients.- Use a Pearson Square to determine if the minimum requirements of an animal are met for a ration in regards to crude protein and determine how much, if any, additional protein is needed for a ration.
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