The effect of enhanced milk yield of dairy cows by frequent milking or suckling on intake and digestibility of the diet.

@article{BarPeled1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of enhanced milk yield of dairy cows by frequent milking or suckling on intake and digestibility of the diet.},
  author={Ud Bar-Peled and Yair Aharoni and Boaz Robinzon and I. Bruckental and Robert Lehrer and Elliot N. Maltz and Christopher Harold Knight and J Kali and Y Folman and Hillary Voet and Haim Gacitua and H Tagari},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1420-7}
}
Groups of 9 or 10 cows were assigned to one of three treatments 1) machine-milking three times daily, 2) machine-milking six times daily, and 3) suckling three times daily in addition to machine-milking three times daily. Treatments were conducted during the first 6 wk postpartum. During wk 5, digestibility of the diet was estimated by the indigestible neutral detergent fiber method. During wk 6, milk yield and dry matter intake (DMI) were recorded daily, and plasma concentrations of glucose… CONTINUE READING