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Livestock Nutrition

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Release Date: 17th Jan - Runs Annually

Professional Accreditation: DairyPro = 18 points

Lead Organisation: IBERS, Aberystwyth University

Learn to improve production efficiency and meat and milk quality whilst reducing impacts

This module will look at the principles of livestock nutrition in a broad context, covering evaluation of feeds as well as the principles of metabolism and nutritional requires of the animal. We will explore the of the role of mineral and vitamins in livestock nutrition; and some of the latest research in these areas. The ultimate aim is to be able to apply this knowledge when formulating rations.


  • Comparative digestive physiology
  • Fundamentals of energy metabolism
  • Amino acid biochemistry and metabolism
  • Roles and functions of minerals and vitamins
  • Dietary analysis and evaluation
  • Ration formulation and evaluation
  • Design of animal nutrition experiments
  • Nutrient digestion and metabolism
  • Modulating alimentary microbial populations and their ecology
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Nutrition and modifying the characteristics of meat and milk
  • Reducing environmental impacts through nutrition

Assessments and Learning Outcomes for this module can be found HERE


This module is eligible for 18 DairyPro points

With thanks to Trouw Nutrition GB

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Qualifications which this Module may be Used Towards

PGCert Nuffield Farming Scholarship Option
PGCert Livestock Science Core
MSc Sustainable Agriculture Option
MSc Agrifood Innovation Option
MRes Agriculture Option
MRes Agrifood Innovation Option
Professional Doctorate in Agriculture Option


Tutors Name
Dr Kenton Hart


Helen Warren

“This module will be used to inform decisions regarding trials using Alltech solutions, as well as to answer technical and scientific queries from sales force and customers.”

Helen Warren Technical Manager - Alltech
Kimberley Glover

“I have learned that there are huge steps forward being identified in the way we can develop ruminant products that are more efficient and environmentally beneficial.”

Kimberley Glover Business Development Manager - Wynnstay Feeds
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Downloadable Resources

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