Effects of physical form of a starter for dairy replacement calves on feed intake and performance.

@article{Bach2007EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of physical form of a starter for dairy replacement calves on feed intake and performance.},
  author={Alex Bach and A. Gim{\'e}nez Gim{\'e}nez and J L Juaristi and Jos{\'e} Ahedo},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2007},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={3028-33}
}
One hundred six female Holstein calves [body weight (BW) = 41.5 +/- 0.37 kg and 11.2 +/- 0.3 d old] were used to evaluate the effects of physical form of a starter on animal performance and starter intake. Calves were randomly allocated to 2 treatments consisting of either a multiparticle or a pelleted starter. Both starters had exactly the same ingredient and nutrient composition but differed in their physical form. Calves received 4 L/d of the same milk replacer at a 150 g/kg dilution rate in… CONTINUE READING