Effect of dietary concentration of total nonstructural carbohydrate on energy and nitrogen metabolism and milk production of dairy cows.

@article{Macgregor1983EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary concentration of total nonstructural carbohydrate on energy and nitrogen metabolism and milk production of dairy cows.},
  author={C A Macgregor and Mich{\`e}le Stokes and W. L. Hoover and Hayley C. Leonard and L L Junkins and Charles J. Sniffen and R W Mailman},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1983},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={39-50}
}
Two complete blended diets with a ratio of concentrate: silage dry matter of 60:40 were fed to 12 Holstein cows in the first 12 wk of lactation in an incomplete changeover arrangement of treatments. Diets differed (dry basis) in content of total nonstructural carbohydrate (24.9% versus 32.9%), neutral detergent fiber (37.0% versus 32.1%), and hemicellulose (19.6% versus 15.7%) but were similar in amounts of lignin, crude protein, soluble nitrogen, and acid detergent insoluble nitrogen. The diet… CONTINUE READING