From The Feed Trough
A collection of Dr. Woody Lane's articles from The Shepherd magazine.
Each article is essentially a short essay about a specific aspect of nutrition: basic principles of nutrients and fiber, practical livestock situations found on farms, nutrient requirements and how they are derived, feed tags and forage reports, and also some current research.
- Energy, Protein, Fiber, Anatomy
- Requirements, Ration-Balancing, Foods
- Feed Tests, Feed Reports, Feed Tags
- Sheep Production Cycle Nutrition
- Practical Field Situations
- Intriguing Research
Woody Lane, PhD, is a nationally-known livestock nutritionist and forage specialist who owns the independent consulting firm, Lane Livestock Services. He is an expert on sheep and beef cattle nutrition, pasture management, and grazing techniques. He teaches courses in livestock nutrition and forage management to ranchers in western Oregon and facilitates a number of rancher study groups. He also helped to develop the classic SID Sheep Production Handbook, served as the operations manager for the American National Sheep Improvement Program, and created the instructional videos Lambing Time Management with veterinarian Don Bailey. Lane earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in animal nutrition at Cornell University and has published more than twenty-five research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He writes the popular monthly column “From the Feed Trough . . .” for The Shepherd magazine.