This course focuses on nutritional planes for animals in forage-based environments and their impacts on reproduction in grazing animals. The focus is evaluating the nutritional requirements of a variety of animals including wildlife, and how those requirements vary by stage and type of production, body size, activity and environmental stress. The course evaluates different techniques to quantify the nutritional status of animals as well as explore effectiveness of nutritional supplementation. The course also explores reasons for reproductive success and possible management options for optimizing reproductive performance.
This course can be applied toward:
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Animal Science and Industry, 7th Ed. (2005)
Cunningham, Merle; Latour, Mickey; and Acker, Duane
- Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition*, 2nd Ed.
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Ph.D. Meat Science, Texas A&M University; M.S. Animal Nutrition, Texas A&M University; B.S. Animal Sciences, Angelo State University
Dr. Peel is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University and is the coordinator for the Integrated Resource Management master's program. He helped develop this innovative graduate program in IRM and routinely guest lectures in a variety of College of Agricultural Sciences courses.