Show simple item record Richard J. en_US J. B. en_US N. C. en_US T. en_US O. en_US 2010-03-04T09:36:05Z 2010-03-04T09:36:05Z 2003 en_US
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_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 136892 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4157 en_US
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_US
dc.format.extent 27 en_US
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dc.title Feeding in the dry period en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US

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