Flashcards in Chapter 39 - Animal Nutrition, Feeds And Body Condition - REVISION Deck (111)
Why does pig feed have less fibre than cattle or sheep feed?
Pigs cannot digest fibre, unlike cattle or sheep.
What is the % of crude protein in a pig ration?
What is the % of crude fibre in a pig ration?
What is the % of crude oil in a pig ration?
What is the % of calcium in a pig ration?
What is the % of methionnine in a pig ration?
What is the % of lysine in a pig ration?
What three vitamins are in a pig ration?
Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E
What does each of the 3 vitamins in a pig ration provide?
Vitamin A encourages growth and fertility (and milk production in cattle, but this point is unrelated to pigs).
Vitamin E plays an important role in maintaining the immune system.
Vitamin D encourages healthy bones
Name 2 essential amino acids in pig rations
Methionnine and Lysine
Why does this ration be fed to a pig?
In order to fatten them up and finish them for slaughter.
Why is soya bean included in this ration?
For its high energy value and high protein content.
How is soya bean meal prepared?
Soya bean meal is prepared by dehulling the seed to remove the seed coat.
What affect does removing the seed coat have on the ration?
This reduces fibre in the ration.
What happens to the seed in order to improve the biological value of the protein
The seed is toasted
What is added to ensure some fibre is in the ration?
Soya bean hulls are added to the ration.
Name a meal (other than soya bean meal) that is a source of protein?
Why should the amount of rapeseed meal be limited in a ration?
Due to the presence of anti-nutritional factors in the rapeseed.
What is soya, palm and rape acid oils high in? What do they provide?
High in fat and they provide a good source of energy.
What will some pig rations include for energy?
What is added to rapeseed meal to help prevent anaemia
What is the benefit of grinding up soya bean seeds and rapeseed seeds in this ration?
Improves digestibility of feeds.
Give an example of a grounded up seed
What is barley called when grounded up?
What does rolling do?
-Breaks the seed coat
-Allowing the ruminant's digestive system to break down contents of the seed.
What happens if the seeds are not rolled?
Undigested seeds would be present in the animal dung.
Give an example of a pig ration
Kiernan's Prime Finisher Pellets
When is a concentrate ration fed to pregnant ewes?
During the final 6-8 weeks of gestation
What does concentrate rations help prevent in pregnant ewes?
Twin lamb disease or pregnancy toxaemia.