Ration Formulation. 2/05/2001 ANS 336. 1.Steps in Balancing a Ration. Nutrient requirements generally represent the minimum quantity of the nutrients that should be incorporated. Factors to be considered Age Sex Body Size Type of production Intensity of production.
Ruminants: Determine what feeds are available and list their respective nutrient compositions
Vitamin D if confined
Non ruminants same as Ruminant, but:
Essential Fatty acids
Vitamin A,D, E and B complex
Minerals2.Steps in Balancing a Ration
1. Conversion of feed nutrients from an as fed to a dry matter basis:
% Feed Dry Matter 100 % dry matter
Trial and Error Conc. Mix respective nutrient compositions .
Pearson Square respective nutrient compositions
A – X D
B – X C