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When one churns the mind towards farm animal, the picture that pops up is of the cattle rolling in the pastures, chickens pecking in farms, pigs hastily swallowing down the food. To enhance all such activities of the farm animals or the other animals there is a need to supplement proper and right food for the animals at regular intervals. Like human, the animals also do work.
Animals Feed Information on Animal Feed An insight into animal feed • When one churns the mind towards farm animal, the picture that pops up is of the cattle rolling in the pastures, chickens pecking in farms, pigs hastily swallowing down the food. To enhance all such activities of the farm animals or the other animals there is a need to supplement proper and right food for the animals at regular intervals. Like human, the animals also do work. The way we get exhausted, so do the animals. Therefore in the same manner the animals also require a proper diet as well as an adequate amount of rest. Overexertion is fatal for animals also. The animals require a well balanced animal feed. Let's discuss the various aspects which surround this niche in details. • What are animal feeds? • The feed for the animals are the feedstuffs which are a blend of a large number of raw materials and other essential additives. The blends are formulated keeping into consideration the specific needs and requirements of the animal being targeted. These feeds are manufactured by the feed compounders. The feeds are available in various forms namely meal types, crumbles or pellets. A large number of products are used to create a highly balanced nutritional diet for the animals. There is no universal diet for all animals. The feed varies from one animal to another. The feed must consist of all sorts of animal nutrition, both micronutrients and macronutrients. For making the animals profitable, it is essential to provide them with a high quality feed. • What problems are associated with lack of proper animal nutrition? • The insufficient feed can lead to animals being subjected to high mortality rates. Lack of nutrition and over exertion often leads to animal morality. Because of lack of adequate feed, the animals also become prone to diseases, infertility, late maturity and less of the calving periods. • What is the importance of a well developed feeding system? • With the growing population of humans, there has been a significant decrease in the availability of land which can serve the purpose of a pasture. The earlier used grazing land is now being used for the purpose of production of crops. Such issues necessitate the incorporation of a highly developed system for animal feeding. The scientifically proven feeding systems formulate the feed for the animal keeping into consideration the condition of the animal body, resistive power towards diseases and nutritional needs. These days the animal feeds are based on the residues of the improved crop and the by products of the agro-industries. These by products consists of molasses, oil cakes, processed potatoes and cassavas and the other milling by products.
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