Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition

Author: W. J. Miller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323138055
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition was designed to provide information needed by those interested in the feeding and nutrition of dairy cattle. It contains basic information for students in courses on feeds and feeding, dairy cattle production, and animal nutrition.

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition

Author: William Jack Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951000075577R
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition was designed to provide information needed by those interested in the feeding and nutrition of dairy cattle. It contains basic information for students in courses on feeds and feeding, dairy cattle production, and animal nutrition.

Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle

Author:
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:14484
Release Date: 1978-01-01
Genre: Bovins laitiers - Alimentation

Nutrient requirements and symptoms of deficiency; Energy; Protein; Minerals; Toxic minerals; Vitamins; Water; Special / aspects of dairy cattle nutrition; Using tables of nutrient requirements; Composition of feeds; Formulating rations.

Animal Life Cycle Feeding and Nutrition

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780323138918
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Animal Life-Cycle Feeding and Nutrition reviews developments in feeding and nutrition throughout an animal's life cycle and covers a wide range of topics, from utilization of nutrients such as carbohydrates and proteins to nutrient digestion by ruminants, swine, poultry, and horses. Feedstuffs such as pasture and harvested forages, protein concentrates, and cereal and sorghum grains are also discussed. Comprised of 21 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on nutrients and their utilization, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and minerals and vitamins. Nutrient digestion by ruminants, swine, poultry, and horses are then compared and feedstuffs for livestock are evaluated. The next section deals with feedstuffs such as pasture and harvested forages, protein concentrates, and cereal and sorghum grains, together with molasses, manure, and other miscellaneous feed ingredients. The remaining chapters explore the effect of processing on the nutrient value of feedstuffs; balancing of rations; and feeding of animals including swine, beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, horses, dogs, and goats. This monograph is designed for students of animal sciences, for veterinary students as well as doctors of veterinary medicine, and for practitioners of livestock feeding.

Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition 2

Author: W. Haresign
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483103525
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition – 2 presents papers that discuss the advances in the different areas of ruminant nutrition. The book is comprised of 22 chapters that discuss topics such as milk production, health, and nutrition. The coverage of the text includes meeting the nutrient requirements of beef cattle in forage-based systems of production; nutrient requirements of intensively reared beef cattle; and feeding for high margins in dairy cows. The book also tackles issues concerning milk production such as photoperiodic influences on milk production in dairy cows; manipulation of milk yield with growth hormone; and the influence of level and pattern of concentrate input on milk output. The text will be of great use to researchers and professionals in the animal husbandry industry.

Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Cattle

Author: Robert Blair
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845937584
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is comprised of 7 chapters covering organic cattle production and nutrition. It serves as a reference in understanding the scientific and practical challenges within the organic livestock production. An extensive and unique description of the international guidelines for organic production is given, and their implementation in many different parts of the world and implications for trade with organic products are presented. The aims and principles of organic cattle production, elements of cattle nutrition, ingredients for organic diets, breeds for organic production and feeding organic cattle are highlighted. This book will be of interest mainly to the advisory personnel that service the organic milk and beef industries, researchers, university and college teachers, students, regulatory agencies, feed manufacturers, feed supply companies, agricultural advisory personnel, veterinarians and organic producers with some technical training in animal nutrition.

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrition of Cattle

Author: Alexander N. Hristov
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845931432
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Agriculture

There are tremendous benefits to feeding ruminants nitrogen and phosphorus supplements, in terms of milk production and productivity. However what goes in, must also come out. Nitrogen and phosphorus excretions from dairy cattle are a major environmental pollutant. This book describes the latest knowledge in nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition of cattle including requirements, ruminal and total tract metabolism, possibilities of increasing the efficiency of nitrogen utilization and reducing nitrogen and phosphorus excretions from dairy and beef operations. It also includes aspects of the effects of dietary nitrogen and phosphorus on the reproductive efficiency of cattle.

Feeding Concentrates

Author: Roy Kellaway
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643098923
Release Date: 2004-02-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents strategies for feeding energy and protein supplements to pasture-fed dairy cows and examines the potential economic benefits. Effective supplementary feeding of concentrates is critical to the success of all dairy farms. This book is a substantially revised edition of 'Feeding Concentrates: Supplements for Dairy Cows' DRDC 1993. It focuses on feeding concentrates to pasture fed cows to achieve high milk production per cow per hectare, and will assist farmers to decide which supplements give the best results in their particular situation. The benefits that arise from supplementary feeding include higher stocking rates, promotion of growth in heifers and young cows; better body condition score and increased lactation length when pasture is less available; improved pasture use; reduced cost per tonne of pasture eaten; flexibility to increase milk production when milk prices are high; and increased milk protein content when the energy content in pasture is low. This edition has thoroughly reviewed the issues and clearly documents the results of research particularly for grains supplementation. The summaries and recommendations in each chapter will be particularly helpful to dairy farmers in making best management decisions relating to concentrate feeding.

Dairy Nutrition An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Animal Practice

Author: Robert J. Van Saun
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323326896
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: Medical

Dr. Robert Van Saun has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of dairy nutrition. Articles include: Feed analysis and its interpretation, Management and evaluation of ensiled forages, Feeding, evaluating and controlling the rumen, Control of energy intake and partitioning through lactation, Protein feeding and balancing diets for amino acids, Lipids feeding and milk fat depression, Dietary management of macrominerals in preventing disease, Trace mineral feeding and assessment, Transition cow feeding and management to prevent disease, Monitoring total mixed rations and feed delivery systems, and more!

Tropical Dairy Farming

Author: John Moran
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643099760
Release Date: 2005-12-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Tropical Dairy Farming is a manual designed for use by dairy production advisors working in tropical areas, especially in South-East Asia. It aims to increase the productivity of small holder dairy farmers in the humid tropics by improving the feeding management of their livestock. It shows how to provide dairy cows with cost-effective feeds that match small holder farming systems and discusses the major obstacles to improving feeding management in the humid tropics. The author shows the benefits and drawbacks of various feed components and the calculation of balanced diets based mainly on forages combined with some supplementary feeding. Diseases and problems associated with unbalanced diets are also covered, as well as important information on growing and conserving quality forages as silage. The book draws on examples from a variety of countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, East Timor and the Philippines.

Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow

Author: Philip C. Garnsworthy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483100180
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow is the proceedings of the 46th University of Nottingham Easter School in Agricultural Science. Said symposium was concerned with the significant advances in the field of nutrition and lactation in the dairy cow. The book is divided in five parts. Part I deals with the principles behind nutrition and lactation of cows. Part II discusses the cow’s nutrient interactions; responses to nutrients that yield protein and energy; and the influence of nutrient balance and milk yields. Part III tackles the efficiency of energy utilization in cows and its relation to milk production. Part IV talks about food intake of cows and the factors that affect it, while Part V deals with the different feeding systems for cows. The text is recommended for those involved in raising cows and dairy production, especially those who would like to know more and make studies about the relationship of nutrition and lactation of cows.

Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics

Author: John Moran
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780643107403
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Dairy consumption in Asia has more than doubled over the last 25 years, and has led to more than 50% of the world’s total dairy imports now entering Asian markets. Consequently, Asian countries are seeking to improve their self-sufficiency in dairy produce by developing their local milk industries. Asian livestock importers are looking for increasing numbers of high grade dairy stock from established dairy industries in countries such as Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, a major problem encountered throughout Asia has been the poor performance of these exotic high grade dairy heifers when exported from their country of origin to a new, more stressful environment. This has been due to a failure to prepare for their introduction. Exotic dairy cows, particularly those from farms with high levels of herd performance, have high management requirements. If subjected to local and traditional small holder dairy farm practices, they are unlikely to produce acceptable yields of milk or may not even get back into calf. Poor management practices can lead to low growth rates, delayed breeding, stock diseases and even deaths among imported stock both before and after first calving. Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics addresses the entire range of management practices found on tropical small holder dairy farms, highlighting those which are likely to adversely impact on heifer and cow performance, hence farm profitability. It is a companion volume to two previous manuals written by John Moran: Tropical Dairy Farming and Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers.

Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows

Author: John Moran
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780643102163
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is the first detailed and comprehensive guide to the use of feedpads in the dairy industry, from planning and construction to day-to-day management, written especially for farmers. With ongoing droughts and access to water driving up the cost of conserved forages and feeding concentrates, feedpads offer flexible and efficient systems to maximise returns on feeding expensive supplements to grazing dairy cows, and form part of the risk management strategy for dairy farms. Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows covers all the aspects of animal husbandry involved in running a successful system and addresses key issues such as formulating rations to balance grazed pasture, management of farm labour and effluent management. The key principles of dairy nutrition are explained along with the concept of partial mixed rations and the range of potential ingredients. The authors also cover the physical features of feedpad design and construction and provide a checklist for planning a feedpad. They discuss important issues such as cow welfare, animal health and the management of effluent, including cleaning the pad, storing and recycling these solids and liquids on farm while minimising feedpad odours, flies and vermin. This book demonstrates a wide range of long-term economic benefits and will play an important role in helping dairy farmers achieve higher farm profitability.