Animal Feed and Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III)


Animal Feed and Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III)

Learn how to understand the composition of a range of feeds. Study online with Learning Cloud, learn from home, studying online by correspondence.
 
Course Code BAG202
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Animal Feed and Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) program have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

Learning Cloud offers training for people interested in a career working with animals or simply looking to further their knowledge about animal care. Some students may already be working with animals, perhaps a farmer, breeder, groomer or animal facility owner, and wish to gain a formal qualification to back up their knowledge and experience.  Others may have limited knowledge and want to learn more, maybe only in certain areas. 

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL FOODS
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Groups of Foods
    • Other Terms That Are Used
    • Food Processing Terms
    • Water
  2. FOOD COMPONENTS - CARBOHYDRATES AND FATS
    • Carbohydrates
    • Carbohydrates as a Source Of Energy
    • Fats and Oils
    • Adipose Tissue Deposits in Animals
    • Fat Deposits in Different Animals
  3. FOOD COMPONENTS - PROTEINS, MINERALS, AND TRACE ELEMENTS
    • Composition of Proteins
    • The Build Up Of Proteins
    • Biological Value of Protein
    • Protein Content of Foods
    • The Function of Protein
    • Feeding Urea to Ruminants
    • Major Minerals
    • Trace Elements
    • Vitamins
  4. EVALUATING FOODS AND DIGESTIBILITY
    • Analysis of Feed Stuffs
    • Calculating Digestibility
    • Protein Value
    • Energy Value
    • Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods
  5. CLASSIFYING FOODS PART A
    • Cereals and Cereal By-Products
    • Brewing By-Products
    • Grasses, Legumes and Succulents
    • Lucerne
    • Sainfoin
    • Other Succulent Foods
    • Roughage, Hay, Silage and Dried Grass
  6. CLASSIFYING FOODS PART B
    • Oil and Legume Seeds
    • Oil Seeds and Their Products
    • Legume Seeds
  7. CLASSIFYING FOODS PART C
    • Fodder Trees and Animal Products
    • Fodder Trees and Shrubs
    • Animal Products
  8. CALCULATING RATIONS PART A
    • The Object of Rationing
    • Nutritional Requirements of the Animal
    • Calculating a Maintenance Ration
    • Cattle at Pasture
    • Working Out Rations for a Herd
  9. CALCULATING RATIONS PART B
    • Nutrient Requirements for a Dairy Cow
    • Working Out the Total Requirements
    • Feeding a Ration to Meet Nutrient Needs
    • The Dairy Ration
  10. CALCULATING RATIONS PART C
    • Ready Mix Feeds
    • Using Protein Contents
    • A Summary of Rationing
    • Further Considerations in Rationing

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

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