Feeding in the dry period

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dc.contributor.author Dewhurst, Richard J.
dc.contributor.author Andersen, J. B.
dc.contributor.author Friggens, N. C.
dc.contributor.author Larsen, T.
dc.contributor.author Aaes, O.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-04T09:36:05Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-04T09:36:05Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Dewhurst , R J , Andersen , J B , Friggens , N C , Larsen , T & Aaes , O 2003 , ' Feeding in the dry period ' pp. 295-321 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 136892
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4157
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4157
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=20043005487 en
dc.description Friggens, N. C., Andersen, J. B., Larsen, T., Dewhurst, R. J., Aaes, O. (2003). Feeding in the dry period. Animal nutrition and physiology. Volume 2. Feeding for production. (Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, Animal Husbandry (Husdyrbrug) Report, 54), Strudsholm, F.Sjersen, K. Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, 295-321 en
dc.description.abstract It is emphasised that the feeding regime of animals in the dry period, particularly near the time of parturition, is intended to prepare them for the coming lactation. The length of the dry period, the body reserves (fat depots), and parity are influencing factors. Strategic planning of feeding aims to maintain body reserves at the end of the dry period when feed intake usually decreases; feed with a high energy value is preferable. Increasing feeding at this stage also prepares the rumen for the greater feed intake that is desirable for good milk production; the physiological basis for this is discussed. Feeding in the dry period also aims to increase milk protein production and build up reserves of minerals, especially calcium. en
dc.format.extent 27 en
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Feeding in the dry period en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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