• MEANING OF ANIMAL NUTRITION
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    MEANING OF ANIMAL NUTRITION

    The food given to farm animals is generally known as livestock feed or simply, feed. Farm animals need feed for growth, repair of worn-out tissues, energy and the general well-being of the animals.   EFFECTS OF FEED SHORTAGE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION Feed shortage will lead to the following effects in animal production: It leads to low birth weight or loss of weight. It results in poor reproduction or delayed puberty or late maturity. Poor milk, meat and egg production is recorded, and this leads to drastic reduction in livestock production. Feed shortage can equally lead to high death rate of farm animals. It also leads to increased susceptibility to diseases.…

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