Effect of dietary dry matter concentration on the sorting behavior of lactating dairy cows fed a total mixed ration.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine whether addition of water to a high-moisture total mixed ration reduces feed sorting by dairy cattle. Twelve lactating Holstein cows, individually fed once per day, were tested on 2 diets in a crossover design with 21-d periods. Diets had the same dietary composition and differed only in dry matter content, which… (More)
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2008-1772

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