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Increasing the concentrations of beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids in milk produced by dairy cows in high-forage systems
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Increasing the concentrations of beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids in milk produced by dairy cows in high-forage systems improves the quality of milk and reduces the need for feed rationing. Expand
Comparison of grass and legume silages for milk production. 2. In vivo and in sacco evaluations of rumen function.
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The basis for higher voluntary intakes and increased alpha-linolenic acid content in milk from cows offered clover silages and the inclusion of white clover or alfalfa silage in diets led to an increase in molar proportions of isobutyric, iso-Valeric, and n-valeric acids in comparison with diets based on grass silage. Expand
Comparison of grass and legume silages for milk production. 1. Production responses with different levels of concentrate.
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Although the legumes were less suited to silage-making than grass, because of their higher buffering capacity and lower water-soluble carbohydrate content, all silages were well-fermented and led to higher DM intake and milk yields than for the grass silage. Expand
On the relationship between lactational performance and health: is it yield or metabolic imbalance that cause production diseases in dairy cattle? A position paper
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The overall conclusion is that reviewing existing literature is inadequate to the task of elucidating the relationship between lactational performance and risk of production diseases, and proposes abnormal body mobilisation and immune competence as common currencies for metabolic and immune status and the development of indicators of metabolic imbalance and the early development of diseases. Expand
Milk production and composition, ovarian function, and prostaglandin secretion of dairy cows fed omega-3 fats.
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The results suggest that the improvement in gestation rate that was observed when feeding increased levels of alpha-linolenic acid in earlier work may partly result from lower levels of production of the dienoic prostaglandin PGF2alpha. Expand
Milk production, milk composition, and reproductive function of dairy cows fed different fats
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The data suggest that dietary FA have an effect on gestation rate, but this could not be explained by differences in follicle dynamics or number. Expand
Influence of species, cutting date and cutting interval on the fatty acid composition of grasses
Dewhurst, R. J., Scollan, N. D., Youell, S. J., Tweed, J. K. S., Humphreys, M. O. (2001). Influence of species, cutting date and cutting interval on the fatty acid composition of grasses. Grass andExpand
Microbial protein supply from the rumen
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The paper gives examples of situations in which particular factors have significant effects on microbialprotein synthesis, but moves on to discuss the development of new less-invasive approaches for estimating microbial protein synthesis. Expand
Assembly of 913 microbial genomes from metagenomic sequencing of the cow rumen
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This dataset substantially improves the coverage of rumen microbial genomes in the public databases and represents a valuable resource for biomass-degrading enzyme discovery and studies of the rumen microbiome. Expand
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