Unit Industry Sector
Agriculture & Natural Resources

Unit Originally Created By: Karen Dalton-Wemp

Fundamental Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Part of Course: Agriscience/Intro to Ag Model

Unit Overview / Details

This unit contains lessons on types of nutrients, feed analysis, and basic animal feeding guidelines and feeding programs.

Instructional Hours

15 Hours

Content / Concepts

  • Types of nutrients required by farm animals including proteins, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, fats/oils, and water
  • Analysis of suitable common feed ingredients, including forages, roughages, concentrates, and supplements, for ruminant, monogastric, equine, and avian digestive systems
  • Basic animal feeding guidelines and feeding programs evaluation

CTE Standards

Lessons in this Unit

  • In this lesson students will learn about the five types of nutrients and their purposes. This lesson will also cover symptoms of nutritional deficiencies in livestock. I divide this lesson into two class periods. On the first day we talk about nutrients and the second day we talk about the importance of nutrients for body functions such as growth, reproduction, and maintenance. At the end, students will have to pass a quiz that covers most of the main information taught during these lessons as a means to exhibit proficient comprehension of the information and its importance.

    2 class periods
    50 Minutes
  • This lesson will cover basic feeding techniques for common project animals. This will include making a feeding plan for a fair project.

    lesson time
    54 Minutes
  • This lesson covers the parts and functions of the ruminant digestive system. It also covers how this unique digestive system provides for the safety of the animal and contributes to humans.

    1 Class period
    54 Minutes