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Animal feeds for good animal health

Author: Gaurav Sahni
by Gaurav Sahni
Posted: Apr 14, 2014

All those who rear cattle or any other livestock will know the importance of cattle feed. Animal feeds not only ensure that every animal gets the right amount of nutrients and goodness from their daily food, but also promotes health and productivity of the livestock. Thus, depending upon the nutritional needs of different animals, there are different animal feeds available. For example, the feed requirement of a calf and a cow may differ from that of horse, lamb or a goat.

Types Of Animal Feeds

There are different types and quality of animal feeds available in the market like roughages, silage, root crop, pasture grasses, etc. These feeds are generally concentrated in a way to yield very high-energy value diet. The different types of Animal Feeds available in the market are as follow:

  • Cereal Grain: Cereal Grains are used as animal feeds in whole form. They can be mixed with animal feeds that are high in protein or with feeds that contain important vitamin and minerals. Often these meals are suitable for pigs and add as a supplementary feed for animals like horses, bulls, etc.
  • High Protein Meal: These supplements are made out of the residue of vegetable seeds like soybeans, canola, cottonseed and coconut. However, care must be taken while processing different vegetable seeds like cottonseed, etc.

In addition to cattle feed, there are certain supplements given to a cattle such as growth and health supplements. Growth supplements are widely used to stimulate faster growth in animals. Growth supplement helps in increasing productivity in the long run. Health supplements on the other hands are given to protect the cattle from different diseases.

Nutritional Content Of Animal Feeds

Animal feed are rich in nutrients such as:

  • Carbohydrates: Substances such as Sugar, Starch, Fat, etc. contain carbohydrate that is burnt up by animals to absorb life-sustaining energy. Examples of animal feed include straw, cereal and tallow.
  • Proteins & Minerals: Proteins are tissues building nutrients that come as a foundation for several products like eggs and milk. Minerals on the other hand are known to build bones and outer eggshells. Some of the most important minerals include iron, calcium, chlorine etc.
  • Trace Elements: Also known as functional nutrient, they enhance the assimilation of protein, carbohydrate etc.

Based in Ludhiana, Nicosia International is a renowned Manufacturer, Importer, Exporter and Supplier of a comprehensive range of Animal Health Care products. The offerings of the company include Veterinary Medicines, Animal Feed Supplements, Mineral Mixture, Liquid Calcium Supplements and much more. For more information about the company, you can visit

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Nicosia International is a top leading Animal Health Care products company in Punjab. The range of products offered by us includes Veterinary Medicines & many other.

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