Increased weight gain and effects on growth parameters of Holstein heifer calves from 3 to 12 months of age.

@article{Kertz1987IncreasedWG,
  title={Increased weight gain and effects on growth parameters of Holstein heifer calves from 3 to 12 months of age.},
  author={A. F. Kertz and L R Prewitt and Joan M. Ballam},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1987},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={1612-22}
}
Two trials involving 280 Holstein heifer calves were to determine effects of increasing nutrient intake on growth (weight, height, and heart girth), dry matter intake, and water intake. In trial 1, 80 calves were fed from 60 to 172 d of age. More calf grower fed increased daily gain from .87 to .92 kg. Gain was further increased to .97 kg with higher energy content and to .99 kg with higher energy and higher protein content of calf growers. Alfalfa hay intake decreased as calf grower intake… CONTINUE READING

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