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.
- 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
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