Lactation potential as a criterion for strategy of feeding total mixed rations to dairy cows.

@article{Spahr1993LactationPA,
  title={Lactation potential as a criterion for strategy of feeding total mixed rations to dairy cows.},
  author={S. L. Spahr and Roger D. Shanks and G C Mccoy and Ephraim Maltz and Ofer Kroll},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1993},
  volume={76 9},
  pages={
          2723-35
        }
}
A trial was conducted from freshening to 30 wk postpartum to evaluate assignment of cows into production potential groups based on early lactation performance to optimize the time for switching from high to medium nutrient concentration TMR. Cows received a TMR formulated for early lactation until wk 4 of lactation and a high nutrient concentration TMR until 13, 19, or 25; the high TMR was followed by a medium nutrient concentration TMR until the end of the trial. Cows were assigned to high… CONTINUE READING
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