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Feeding dairy cattle

Feeding dairy cattle

a manual for smallholder dairy farmers and extension workers in East Africa

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Published by International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMargaret Lukuyu ... [et al.].
SeriesILRI manual and guides -- no. 2
ContributionsLukuyu, Margaret., International Livestock Research Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination51p. :
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16994774M
ISBN 109291462020
LC Control Number2008349759
OCLC/WorldCa234257337

Dairy cows should be managed to encourage them to eat many meals a day. Studies at Michigan State suggested that cows ate ten or more times a day when feed was in front of them at all times. When cows space their feed consumption out over the day, they may spend more time lying down ruminating, hence the rumen microbes or bugs are more productive. quantities of water are required by dairy cows for normal metabolic functions. Depending upon the temperature and the moisture content of feedstuffs, dairy cows will consume from 3 to 5 pounds of water for each pound of milk produced. Selecting a Forage Program Every dairy feeding program should be built around quality Size: KB.

Dairy cattle production is an important component of the food industry. Nutrition is a key factor in the perfor-mance, health, and welfare of dairy cattle. Given the large variation in dairy cattle types and the various environments in which they are maintained, producers must increasingly concern themselves with optimizing feeding programs.   Purchase Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Pages:

Under this system, targeted rates of gain for calves of the large dairy breeds are ~– g/day for the first 3–4 wk of life. This requires a dry-matter intake of – g/day; ~ g of this is supplied from liquid feed, which equates to ~4 L of milk or reconstituted milk replacer/day for . 35 chapter Rule of thumb Feeding the Dairy Cow 1 kg DM of grass is the equivalent of 1 UFL/kg DM. Concentrate mixes will have a UFL varying from –


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Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition Paperback – Novem by W. Miller (Author) › Visit Amazon's W. Miller Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. W Cited by:   Factors Affecting The Returns from the Dairy Enterprise Selecting the Dairy Cow Choosing a Breed Determining Milk and Butterfat Yields Studying the Principles of Heredity Feeding and Developing Dairy Heifers Feeding and Managing the Dairy Bull Managing the Dairy Herd Preserving and Preparing Roughages for Dairy Cattle Feeding Caring for and Author: Yapp.

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition was designed to provide information needed by those interested in the feeding and nutrition of dairy cattle.

It contains basic information for students in courses on feeds and feeding, dairy cattle production, and animal nutrition. Like The seventh Feeding dairy cattle book of this classic text offers expanded material on traditional Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) records, a new chapter on the computer as a dairy management tool, increased coverage of financial management, and thoroughly revised chapters on dairy nutrition that include the latest concepts in protein nutrition, forage evaluation, and feeding s: 0.

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Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition Management Training manual 1. Introduction Over the last decades an enormous amount of research has been done into the ways in which livestock use feed to maintain life, to grow, to reproduce and to produce all of the File Size: 4MB.

For example, a dairy cow producing pounds of milk a day loses 87 pounds of water in the milk (as 87% of milk is water). While most of the water a cow consumes comes from drinking water, some is found in the feed she consumes.

Corn silage, for example, is commonly 65 to 75% water. Feeding the Dairy Cow by Siobhan Kavanagh Introduction A dairy cow must eat a balanced diet with enough energy, protein, fibre, water, minerals and vitamins to cover her own maintenance and growth as well as milk production and the needs of a growing foetus.

Quantity and quality are important. What are the feed requirements of the milking cow?File Size: KB. supplemented with feed, otherwise the milking cows dry off early in the year and there is no milk to sell until they clave again. Also, with poor feeding, the cows often produce calves once every two or three years.

A dairy cow needs to produce a calf every year so that she will produce milk every year. However, dairy farmers cannot afford to feedCited by: 6.

Total feed costs: is the total money spent on feeding milking cows, on a daily basis. It does not take into account the costs of feeding dry cows and young stock, although these are part of the total dairy feed costs because every milking cow must spend part of her life as a growing heifer or a dry cow.

Total feed costs are for all the feed consumed, both forages and concentrates. Much of. A dairy cow produces milk for about days, followed by a dry period of about 60days.

During such cycle of days, several aspect of the cow depend largely on the stage of lactation: The milk production: Peaks weeks into the lactation and gradually decreases until the end of the Size: 5MB. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

"The Savage articles on Feeding Dairy Cattle have been published in the World from to the present time, and were reprinted in book form in and again in Breeders and dairymen appreciated that nothing of this sort had ever before been prepared for their benefit - a series of practical articles giving explicit directions on the.

Product. Unit Size. Animal. Feed Rate. 3-Way Sweet Block. /3 lb Block. Beef Cattle Non-lactating Dairy Mature Horses. 1 block per 10 head. Sweet Mag. Mineral. 50 lb. Bag. Beef Cattle Non-lactating Dairy. 1 week prior to pasture oz.

per head per day. Sweet Mag. Block. nutritionists in designing a feeding program so that the nutrient needs of the cows are met and at the same time feed cost is minimized. With high feed price, there is a tendency to cut back on the amount of concentrate feeds.

By so doing the farmers may save on the feed cost and may lose more by milk production lost (as cows respond by producingFile Size: 7MB. This book is a substantially revised edition of 'Feeding Concentrates: Supplements for Dairy Cows' DRDC It focuses on feeding concentrates to pasture fed cows to achieve high milk production /5(2).

Nutrition (feed and water) 7 4. Animal welfare 8 5. Environment 9 6. Socio-economic management 10 Fact sheets 11 1. Animal health 11 2. Milking hygiene 17 The Guide to good dairy farming practice has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species.

When adopted, itFile Size: KB. 70 Urea and Other Nonprotein Nitrogen Compounds in Animal Nutrition Van Horn et al. () assigned three groups of eight cows each to the following diets: (1) control com silage plus concentrate ( per- cent protein, no urea), (2) urea-corn silage ( percent) plus concen- trate ( percent protein, no urea), and (3) urea-corn silage (0.

Feeding the Newborn Dairy Calf The goals of raising calves to weaning age are optimizing growth and minimizing health problems.

We do this by understanding the digestive system, immune system, nutrient needs, and feed options. Download PDF Save For Later Print. ADVERTISEMENTS: Feeding Schedule: Dry Cows and Recent Calvers (Rodricks, ) 1. For non-pregnant Dry Cows: It is enough to give them maintenance ration of 2 ½ kg.

per day and about 15 to 20 kg of green fodder. ADVERTISEMENTS: 2. Dry Cows that are Pregnant: May be fed 3 ½ kg. Of concentrate feed plus [ ].Feeding your animals well increases your income.

Dairy cows require a balanced diet for milk production, body maintenance and good health. The animals should have adequate water at all times so the animal can take as much as it needs.

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