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Research Project: Forage Characteristics and Utilization that Improve Efficiency of Growth, Performance, Nutrient Use, and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production

Location: Dairy Forage Research

Title: Nutrition and feeding of dairy cattle

item ERICKSON, PETER - University Of New Hampshire
item Kalscheur, Kenneth

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/9/2019
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Citation: Erickson, P.S., Kalscheur, K.F. 2019. Nutrition and feeding of dairy cattle. In: F.W. Bazer, G.C. Lamb, and G. Wu, eds. Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and Innovations. London United Kingdom: Academic Press. p.157-180.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Feeding dairy cattle utilize the sciences of nutrition, biochemistry, and microbiology and combine them with animal husbandry. In this chapter, we will discuss the nutrients and how they are integral for dairy cattle performance (growth and milk production). We will evaluate the feeding of calves and heifers along with some brief practical feeding recommendations for dry and prepartum cows.