This PDF eBook from Leigh Tate's Little Series of Homestead How-Tos offers a step-by-step guide to formulating and mixing your own animal feeds. Discusses various animal digestive systems and feeds appropriate for each, the different types of protein and what which ones are right for your critters, how to decipher ingredients on a feed bag label, instructions for developing your own feed rations, and the cost effectiveness of doing it yourself.
Chapters All Things Considered
Why Mix Your Own Feed Rations?
What is the Pearson Square?
Understanding Feed Bag Labels
The Right Ingredients for the Right Critter
What is Protein? Crude Protein Versus Amino Acids
Protein Content of Common (& Uncommon) Feedstuffs
Feeding to Prevent Hypocalcemia & Pregnancy Toxemia
Feeding to Prevent Urinary Calculi
Calcium & Phosphorous Content of Common (& Uncommon) Feedstuffs
How to Mix Two-Ingredient Rations
How to Mix Rations with More Than Two Ingredients
But Is It Cost Effective?