How low can you go? The importance of protein in the dairy cow diet

Cate Williams

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Abstract

The nutritional requirements of the dairy cow are continually being refined and developed due to the importance of efficient and sustainable milk production. In the dairy industry, feed costs represent one of the largest expenses, so it is essential that feed efficiency is enhanced and waste feed decreased in order to optimize production and profit. As milk producing capacities of high-yielding cows continue to increase, so will the difficulty in meeting their nutritional requirements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFarming Connect
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Nutrition
  • Livestock
  • dairy cattle
  • dairy cows
  • ruminant
  • cattle
  • diet
  • Protein
  • protein balance
  • Amino Acids
  • rumen
  • low protein
  • RUP
  • RDP

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