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The objectives were to measure the effects of transition and supplemental barley or rumen-protected protein on visceral tissue mass in dairy cows and the effects of transition and barley on rumen volume and liquid turnover. Cows were individually fed a grass silage-based gestation ration to meet energy and protein requirements for body weight stasis(More)
Feeding behavior of 35 lactating cows of three different breeds (Holstein-Friesian = HF, Simmental = SI, and Jersey = JER) was compared in the present study. The cows were kept in a loose housing system and fed hay, corn silage (CS) and grass silage (GS) ad lib. Within 7 consecutive days, 2918 meals were recorded and analyzed: 2503 meals were eaten during(More)
Eating behavior of lactating cows of three breeds (Holstein-Friesian = HF, Simmental = SI, and Jersey = JER) was compared in the present study. The cows were kept in a loose housing system and fed grass and hay ad lib along with concentrates. Within 11 days, 1396, 1504, and 1682 grass meals were recorded and analyzed for HF, SI, and JER cows, respectively.(More)
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