Written with a no-nonsense approach to information and concepts, this book is an ideal companion to primary textbooks while remaining easy enough to understand and enjoy by anyone interested in farming and livestock. There are chapters on sheep, beef cattle, horses, and even humans.
With its light and entertaining tone, the book leads readers on an enjoyable journey through the underlying principles of livestock nutrition as well as the surprising background stories behind each principle. The chapters cover a wide range of topics from basic nutrition to proteins and minerals and fats and fiber to practical field situations, particularly in sheep production. From The Feed Trough is a must-have for anyone involved in livestock nutrition and a captivating read for anyone with even a passing interest in the agricultural sciences.
- Woody Lane, PhD