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Animal Science 320, Week 4 Notes

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Animal Science 320, Week 4 Notes AN S 320

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Date Created: 09/17/16
Energy Systems (Ch. 6)  Objectives: o Calculate TDN  Explain strengths and limitations o Explain energy partitioning system and its uses  Calculate various components of this system  Define GE, DE, ME, and NE  Feed industry – different systems: o Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) – horses and sheep o Partitioning of Feedstuff Energy  Digestible Energy (DE)  Metabolizable Energy (ME) - calories  Net Energy (NE) – production species use this type  TDN – traditional, used to express DE concentration of feeds o Basis are physiological fuel values based on digestibility (at water values)  Carbohydrates – 4.0  Fat – 9.0; 2.25x more energy  Protein – 4.0 o Determining:  1. Calculate NFE  2. Conduct digestibility trial and determine digestibility, % of:  CP, CF, NFE, and EE  3. Calculate concentration of each digestible nutrient – using all DMB of diet  Digestible Protein (DP) = CP x CP digestibility %  Digestible fiber (DCF) = CF x digestibility %  Digestible NFE (DNFE) = NFE x digestibility %  Digestible EE (DEE) = EE x digestilbity % x 2.25  4. Calculate TDN  TDN = %DP + %DCF + %DNFE + %DEE  Expressed as % of ration or in units of weight (lb)  NOT EXPRESSED IN ENERGY UNITS (KCAL) o Example:  Protein: 20.5% x 0.76 = 15.58%  Fiber: 15.5% x 0.75 = 11.63%  NFE (digestible carbs) = 42.0% x 0.83 = 34.86%  EE (fat) = 4.0% x 0.55 x 2.25 = 4.95%  TDN = 15.58 + 11.63 + 34.86 + 4.95 = 67.02% (or lb) o Limitations:  Digestibility trials  Errors in chemical analyses (CF)  Errors in sample collections  Any factors that affect digestibility will impact TDN  Does NOT include all energy losses in metabolism  Does NOT include urine loss or methane gas loss (heat)  Does NOT include: added altogether = heat increment (HI)  Work of digestion, heat of fermentation, heat of nutrient metabolism  Overestimates energy value of some feeds – forages  Underestimates energy value of some feeds – concentrates/grains  Not helpful in measuring animal performance  Partitioning of Feedstuff Energy o Gross Energy (GE): total potential energy of feed  Measured by bomb calorimeter  Fats > proteins > carbohydrates  9.45 > 5.65 > 4.10 Kcal/gram  Water, ash, vitamins – NO ENERGY  Doesn’t differentiate availability of energy – little correlation b/w GE and usefulness to animal o Digestible Energy (DE): not used to express energy req of poultry or reptiles (urine and feces mixed together when excreted)  GE – fecal losses  Fecal losses  Ruminants > Monogastrics  Ruminants – ~60% with low quality forage diets o Metabolizable Energy (ME): used for most species  ME = DE – (Gas + Urinary Energy)  Calculated in neutral growth animal o Zero nitrogen balance o Protein stored or lost from muscle with distort values  Urine (urea) ~5% of GE o Lost as result of protein metabolism o Ruminants > Monogastrics  Combustible gases o Ruminants >>> Monogastrics  Mostly lost as CH4 ~3-10% of GE  Monogastrics losses small and generally ignored 0.0-3.0% of DE  Net Energy (NE) – Ruminants  Amount of energy that’s COMPLETELY useful to animal for maintenance, lactation, growth  NE = ME – HI o HI: increase in heat lost because of energy costs of digestion and metabolic processes  Digestion, fermentation, nutrient metabolism  Management – contributes to thermal regulation in cold climate (feed hay)  Contributes to heat load in warm climate (feed corn)  Work of digestion o Activity, chewing, GI contractions  30% of total heat lost in animals (ruminants)  Low quality forage increases work of digestion  Movement and excitement for meal  Heat of fermentation: o Heat released by microbes during fermentation  5-10% of GE  Low quality forage increases heat of fermentation  Increase in lipids decreases heat of fermentation  Heat of nutrient metabolism: o 10-30% of GE lost  Energy Systems – Ruminant Nutrition o NE standard for cattle – more accurate o Used to predict daily gain o Used to predict feed costs o Values  NEm – net energy maintenance  Requirement: o Maintenance req (zero gain or loss of energy from body tissues)  Basal metabolic activities and body temp regulation o Varies with weight, breed, age, sex, season, temp, nutritional status, physiological status  Larger framed cattle LESS energy for gain compared to small frame cattle due to muscle being more efficient for growth than fat o Have to calculate amount of feed necessary for maintenance 1 st  Determination: o Calorimetry – animal placed in animal calorimeter o Comparative slaughter  Whole body carcass energy over time periods  NE, Mcal/Kg = retained energy (carcass) and DM intake – linear relationship  NEm = NEl values  NEg – net energy gain  Lover value than NEm  NE used less efficiently for gain than maintenance  NEl – net energy lactation  NE used as efficiently for lactation and maintenance o NE requirements for dairy cows, expressed with 1 value – NEl  Considers o Amount of milk produced o Fat percentage of milk produced  Summary: o 2 major energy systems – TDN and Energy Partitioning o TDN – basic estimate for DE but has some limitations for predicting performance o Reducing NEm will allow more energy from feed to be used for productive purposes o NEg less efficient than NEm Feedstuffs (Chapter 7)  Classes of Energy Concentrates: o Grains - Corn, milk, oats, barley, wheat, rye, triticale o Fats and Oils (TDN)  Fats – 2.25x more energy than concentrates or proteins  Cows and horses can NOT tolerate a lot of fat in their diets o Byproducts of sugar or baking industries  Energy Concentrates – General Properties Nutrient Grains Fats and Oils Sugar or Food By- Product Energy High Very High High Crude Fiber (CF) Low Low Low Protein: Negligible Negligible Negligible Quantity Low Very Low Very Low Quality Low Low Low Deficient: Lysine, Tryptophane Excess: Leucine Rumen Low N/A N/A Degradability  Energy Concentrates – Mineral Considerations Nutrient Grains Fats and Oils Sugar and Food By-Products Calcium Low Low Low Phospohorus N/A N/A N/A Quantity Higher than Low Low forages Availability Low in Low in N/A monogastrics monogastrics High in ruminants High in ruminants Salt Low Low Low (unless food waste)  Energy Concentrates – Vitamin Considerations Nutrient Grains Fats and Oils Sugar or Food By- Products Vitamin A Low (except corn) Low Low (Carotene) Vitamin D Low Low Low Vitamin E Fair Fair Low Thiamin (B vit) High Low Low Niacin (B vit) High (low Low Low availability for monogastrics) Riboflavin, Low Low Low Pantothenic acid, Vit B12, Biotin  Grains – structure o Bran: fiber (hemicellulose), outer part; contains majority of fiber o Endosperm: inner part of kernel  Starch: 98% in kernel  Gluten: 75% protein in kernel o Germ  Oil: 81% in kernel; higher in unsaturated fatty acids  Protein: 23% in kernel  Digetible Carbohydrates: o Starch (glucose storage)  Storage of energy in plants  Seeds, tubers, roots, and fruits o Amylose – straight chain polymer; alpha 1-4 links of glucose o Amylopectin – branched chain polymer; alpha 1-4 and alpha 1-6 links branched  More digestible than amylose  Like stacked pieces of paper  Properties of grains o Corn – 56 lb/bushel  High energy (88% TDN, DM basis)  Low fiber (NDF, 10% DM; highly digestible)  Low protein (8-10% DM)  Low Lysine and Tryptophan  High Leucine  Low Ca (0.03%)  Moderate P (0.30%) (Ca:P ratio  2:1)  50% of P bound to Phytate (70-80% in corn)  Vitamins:  High in beta-carotene, thiamin, niacin (unavailable to monogastrics)  Low in other B vitamins  Use of corn – livestock diets o Swine and Poultry  Supplemental nutrients needed – AAs, available P, Ca, Salt, Trace minerals, Fat soluble vitamins, B vitamins o Ruminants and Horses  Limited by fiber requirements  Fiber requirement met by forages  Supplemental nutrients needed – Crude Protein (CP), P, Ca, Salt, Trace Minerals, Fat soluble vitamins  Variations – corn composition o Genetic variants  High lysine (opaque-2)  Reduced amount of protein needed in Monogastric diets  Limitations: lower yields; soft kernels (subject to ear rot)  Waxy corn  100% amylopectin  Improved starch digestibility  Variable improvements in animal performance  High Amylose Corn  >50% Amylose; high fructose corn syrup  High Oil Corn  7-8% oil; may improve feed efficiency and rate of gain  Low Phytate Corn  Increased digestibility of P in corn; reduced amount of supplemental P needed; reduced P excretion  Ground Ear Corn  Also known as Corn or Cob Meal  Contains 20% cob; 70 lbs/bushel; 87% TDN, DM basis; 28% NDF  Uses: not used in swine or poultry o Can be used for ruminants or horses  If used, reduce amount of forage in diet


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