Energy in Feed

Energy in Feed

All living organisms require energy to grow and survive. Plants can produce energy through the process of photosynthesis. Animals produce energy by consuming feed from plant or other animal sources. Determining the best sources of energy is important to animal producers to ensure animal health and production. Not all feeds contain the same amount of energy nor are all feeds high in energy palatable to animals. There are a wide variety of feedstuffs available for animals that provide varying levels of energy.


  • Determine the energy content of a feedstuff.
  • Explain the effects of heat energy on consumables.
  • Explore various energy sources that feeds could provide for. (biofuel, etc.)

Anticipated Length:
Three 50-minute class periods

Energy In Feed