Nutrient intake and feeding behavior of growing dairy heifers: effects of dietary dilution.

@article{Greter2008NutrientIA,
  title={Nutrient intake and feeding behavior of growing dairy heifers: effects of dietary dilution.},
  author={Andy Greter and Trevor J. Devries and Marina A G von Keyserlingk},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 7},
  pages={2786-95}
}
The objective of this study was to determine how the addition of straw to a total mixed ration offered to growing dairy heifers affects their nutrient intake and feeding behavior. Six prepubescent Holstein heifers (226.2 +/- 6.3 d old and weighing 250.1 +/- 17.7 kg), fed once per day for 1.0 kg/d of growth, were subjected to each of 3 treatment diets using a replicated 3 x 3 Latin square design. The treatment diets were 1) control (17.0% corn silage, 52.1% grass silage, 30.9% concentrate), 2… CONTINUE READING

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