Animals Feeds and Feeding

Agricultural Science JSS 2 Second Term


 Animals Feeds and Feeding

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

      1. State the meaning of feeds

      2. List the types of feedstuffs.


Meaning of Feeds


Feed is the food or meal eaten by farm animals. The food elements contained in animals feed are called nutrients. These various nutrients include oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, potassium, nitrogen, calcium, sulphur, zinc, iodine, iron, chlorine, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, cobalt, manganese, copper and molybdenum.

Farm animals need food for production, growth, energy, performance of body functions and general repairs. Animal feeds can be classified into six groups based on the nutrients they supply and they are as follows:


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