|Van Amburgh, M.|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2003
Publication Date: 5/15/2003
Citation: FOX, D.G., TYLUTKI, T.P., TEDESCHI, L.O., VAN AMBURGH, M.E., CHASE, L.E., PELL, A.N., OVERTON, T.R., RUSSELL, J.B. THE NET CARBOHYDRATE AND PROTEIN SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING HERD NUTRITION AND NUTRIENT EXCRETION (CNCPS VERSION 5.0). BOOK CHAPTER. 2003. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) is a feed evaluating system that was developed from basic principles of ruminal function, microbial growth, feed digestion and passage, and animal physiology. By balancing nutritional requirements with the supply of nutrients from feeds in the diet, it was possible to predict the growth and milk production of cattle and nutrient excretion. The CNCPS has been used as a farm management tool to construct cropping plans, optimize on "home grown" feed production, decrease the need for purchased supplements, optimize herd size and improve the annual return over feed cost.