Ruminal microbial development in conventionally or early-weaned calves.

@article{Anderson1987RuminalMD,
  title={Ruminal microbial development in conventionally or early-weaned calves.},
  author={Kevin L Anderson and T G Nagaraja and J. L. Morrill and T B Avery and S J Galitzer and John E. Boyer},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1987},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={1215-26}
}
Eight bull calves (four Holsteins and four Ayrshire calves with mean birth weight of 38.8 kg) were ruminally cannulated at 3 d of age and allocated to one of two weaning programs. All calves were fed colostrum for 3 d after birth and milk until weaning. Calves in the conventional-weaning program were fed a starter diet from 3 d of age and weaned at 6 wk of age. In the early-weaning program, calves were fed a highly palatable pre-starter diet from 3 d of age until they consumed 227 g/d, and then… CONTINUE READING