Feed also called animal feed, food is grown or developed for livestock and poultry. Modern feeds are produced by carefully selecting and blending ingredients to provide highly nutritional diets that both maintain the health of the animals and increase the quality of such end products as meat, milk, or eggs.
The way your livestock are fed can affect the growth rate, production capacity and health status of the animal both negatively and positively. Therefore, knowledge of animal nutrition is key for a profitable and sustainable livestock farm.
Once a commercial feed product is acquired, the nutritional value must appear on the label of the product while the product made from farm produce such as fodder crops, crop residues, grains etc. should be tested to make sure it has an adequate nutritional requirement.
Animals know how to auto-regulate and they stop eating once they feel satisfied. However, if the nutrient content of the feed is very low, the consumed feed will not be enough to meet their requirements and they can suffer from malnutrition.
Whether you are a retailer or a passionate animal owner - you will find a range of high-quality animal feed available in Zambian stores. Various feeds include poultry, sheep, pig cattle, equine nutrition and bird food including fish feed for fish farming.
Animal feeds are classified as follows: (1) concentrates, high in energy value, including fat, cereal grains and their by-products (barley, corn, oats, rye, wheat), high-protein oil meals or cakes (soybean, canola, cottonseed, peanut [groundnut]), and by-products from processing of sugar beets, sugarcane, animals, and
We can conveniently classify feeds into three main types: (1) roughages, (2) concentrates, and (3) mixed feeds. Roughages include pasture forages, hays, silages, and by-product feeds that contain a high percentage of fibre.
Feed, also called animal feed, food grown or developed for livestock and poultry. Modern feeds are produced by carefully selecting and blending ingredients to provide highly nutritional diets that both maintain the health of the animals and increase the quality of such end products as meat, milk, or eggs.
Feeds are generally classified into two broad categories, namely concentrates and forages. Concentrates are feeds which are high in energy content. The protein content in concentrates varies tremendously, from 2 to 80%. Forages, on the other hand, have a much narrower range in protein content, from 2 to 22%.