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Composition of Plants and Animals How they compare and differ D. M. Forsyth ANSC 221
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Plant and Animal Composition Since all plants that we use for feeds get their energy from the sun an their nutrients from the soil, and all our farm animals get their food from plants or from other animals, we should consider: How similar is the composition of plants to that of animals?
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In other words, Are Animals What They Eat?
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Let’s compare the composition of Animals with the Plants they eat!
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Animals are mostly protein. Most plants contain much lower levels of protein. Soybean (& other oil seeds) are exceptions.
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Plants are composed MOSTLY of CHO (usually)!
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Unformatted text preview: • Animals only contain a trace of carbohydrate. Very important difference: Animals store their extra energy as FAT! Most plants do not. Oilseeds are an exception. 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 animal milk alfalfa corn sbm sb-seed Composition of Dry Matter Ash Animals have a lot of mineral. Also, the kind of mineral is different. • Animals have Ca & P • Plants have P & K Conclusions • Plant and animal composition are different • Therefore, we must balance diets by adding to the plant material they eat the extra nutrients they need to balance the diet....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course ANSC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University.

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