Calf Nutrition and Feeding for Success

Calf Nutrition and Feeding for Success
Author: Drew A Vermeire
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0128195304

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Calf Nutrition and Feeding is a practical guide for people raising calves, whether a small or large operation, for people who sell goods and services to calf raisers, for students learning about calves, and for nutritionists and veterinarians whose support is vital to successful calf raising. It's a source of practical aspects of calf feeding highlighting information about the revolution of accelerated feeding and the impact of neonatal nutrition on lifetime milk production in heifers.

Calf and Heifer Feeding and management

Calf and Heifer Feeding and management
Author: Zhijun Cao,Michael Van Amburgh
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-12-11
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783039436613

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From birth to first calving, the replacement heifer undergoes tremendous changes anatomically as well as in feeding and management practices. The calf changes from being a pseudo-monogastric to a full ruminant within a period of two months. During the same period, the calf is fed colostrum, milk, or milk replacer, and starter with or without hay. Notably, the lifetime milk production and health of a dairy cow is highly dependent on early life nutrition and management of the calf and, subsequently, the heifer. Hence, animal scientists continue to investigate critical areas such as colostrum feeding, the level of liquid feeding, gut microbial succession, energy and protein levels, housing, health management, and their interactions with the animal in an effort to help dairy producers raise successful and sustainable dairy enterprises.

Successful Feeding Systems for Dairy

Successful Feeding Systems for Dairy
Author: Mike Hutjens
Publsiher: Hoard's Dairyman Books
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0932147356

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Types of feeding systems for dairy cattle - sizing, economics, TMRs, feed storage and feed bunk management.

Dairy Calf and Heifer Feeding and Management Some Key Concepts and Practices

Dairy Calf and Heifer Feeding and Management  Some Key Concepts and Practices
Author: Alois (Al) F. Kertz
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2019-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1977215653

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Looking for a technical but practical science-based book on Dairy Calf and Heifer Feeding and Management? Are you a field person such as a nutritionist or veterinarian or calf/heifer specialist, a commercial dairy or calf/heifer operation, a student, or dairy scientist? Al Kertz has spent 46 years doing calf and heifer research, making on-farm visits and evaluations, conducting dairy training of employees, interacting with scientists and technical people, publishing 17 scientific articles in this area, reading and studying the scientific literature, and writing articles since 2001 for Feedstuffs (>110) and Hoard's Dairyman (> 59). After periodic requests to publish a book in this area and with the approval of Feedstuffs, this book has been compiled by amalgamating, organizing, and editing many Feedstuffs' articles into a book with 9 chapters encompassing an Introduction and USA Demographics, Colostrum, Milk Replacers, Calf Starters, Water, Post-weaned Transition Month, Heifers, Other Management Issues, and Evaluations. The focus of the book is on some key concepts and practices, and it can serve as a technical reference for a variety of people. While its focus is on the USA, Kertz has spent nearly 20 years doing consulting work in over 20 countries where he finds the science and applications similar, albeit in the metric system. Alois (Al) F. Kertz grew up on a small Missouri dairy farm. He earned B.S. and M. S. degrees in dairy husbandry and nutrition from the University of Missouri under the tutelage of John Campbell before completing 2 years of US Army active duty as a research Nutrition Officer, and then managing food supply for military operations in Thailand. At Cornell University, his major professor was J. T. (Tom) Reid with a Ph. D. thesis project on growth and development of cattle. That became a great platform for understanding and working with calves, heifers, dry cows, and lactating cows and their bodily changes and metabolism. In 1973, he began employment under the direction of J.P. Everett, Jr. at Ralston Purina Company. He became another mentor from whom Al began to learn about calves and heifers. The basis for this book are the many Feedstuffs columns which he has written--many of which are excerpted and edited into this book; the Young Calf Model from the 2001 Dairy NRC publication for which he was a reviewer; and the 100-year review in the December 2017 Journal of Dairy Science on Calf Nutrition and Management made possible only through the major work by 5 co-authors: Mark Hill, Jim Quigley, Jud Heinrichs, Jim Linn, and Jim Drackley. In addition, there were the on-going grounding and understanding of practical applications provided by visiting, reviewing, and developing recommendations for many dairy operations in the U.S. and in many other countries as well. These visits often provided insights into how science could meet application. That became an on-going learning process for if the science was not applicable, then maybe we did not understand the science, or how to apply it. This book is designed to be a handy reference for field people and students, and as a reference for scientists in their teaching and research to understand concepts and how they are applied to feeding and managing dairy calves and heifers.

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition
Author: W. J. Miller
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2012-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780323138055

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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.

Beef Cattle Feeding and Nutrition

Beef Cattle Feeding and Nutrition
Author: Tilden Wayne Petty,Michael J. Cecava
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1995-08-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0080527760

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This new edition of T.W. Perry's classic reference provides both updated, and new information on the feeding and nutritional requirements of beef cattle, from breeding [or growing] to finishing. All the critical components of diet are dealt with: vitamins, minerals, protein, silage, etc. The different nutritional needs of breeding cattle are also detailed. Thoroughly updated to help ranchers and feedlot managers maximize yield and efficiency, this Second Edition should be on the shelves of all those involved with beef cattle herd management and production.

Cattle Feeding

Cattle Feeding
Author: John Bryn Owen
Publsiher: Farming Press Limited
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1991
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: WISC:89037918588

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Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle

Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle
Author: National Research Council,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Animal Nutrition,Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2001-02-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780309069977

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This widely used reference has been updated and revamped to reflect the changing face of the dairy industry. New features allow users to pinpoint nutrient requirements more accurately for individual animals. The committee also provides guidance on how nutrient analysis of feed ingredients, insights into nutrient utilization by the animal, and formulation of diets to reduce environmental impacts can be applied to productive management decisions. The book includes a user-friendly computer program on a compact disk, accompanied by extensive context-sensitive "Help" options, to simulate the dynamic state of animals. The committee addresses important issues unique to dairy science-the dry or transition cow, udder edema, milk fever, low-fat milk, calf dehydration, and more. The also volume covers dry matter intake, including how to predict feed intake. It addresses the management of lactating dairy cows, utilization of fat in calf and lactation diets, and calf and heifer replacement nutrition. In addition, the many useful tables include updated nutrient composition for commonly used feedstuffs.