This is the first part of a series of lectures in powerpoint on Applied Animal Nutrition. It forms an introduction that spells out the essentials of animal nutrition that will be consolidated in subsequent lecture series. The lecture series tackle topics like what are nutrients, what is a feedstuffs,feed stuffs that are important in clinical nutrition, feed substitution, feed processing or manufacturing or fabrication, costs per unit nutrients and feed budgeting, measuring energy values of feeds and predicting average daily gain, feeding management and feed formulation. Simple feed formulation software constitutues Slide set number 10. This includes Pearson Square Method automated to handle more than two ingredients. The Author, Associate Processor Irvin Mpofu has over 16 years of experience teaching Applied Animal Nutrition at University level (both at undergradute and at post graduate level. He has written a book titled APPLIED ANIMAL FEED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY which was published in the United Kingdon by UPFRONT PUBLISHING. You can purchase the book via www.upfrontpublishing,com or through www.amazon.com.