Improvement of forages to increase the efficiency of nitrogen and energy use by ruminants

Jon M. Moorby, Alison H. Kingston-Smith, Michael T. Abberton, Mervyn O. Humphreys, Michael K. Theodorou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)


Authored by international experts in the animal production industry, this record of the proceedings of the 42nd University of Nottingham Feed Conference explores topics such as the improvements of feed efficiency, the impact of biofuel co-products, the use of enzymes to increase nutritive value, and the techniques for coping with disease outbreaks. Filled with comprehensive analyses of the issues as well as practical applications, this is an essential read for researchers, consultants, animal science students, legislators, and practitioners. The newest volume in the series, this detailed account contains the most recent information in the livestock industry.

Discussions on the ways to increase feed use efficiency by livestock by allowing the maintenance or increase in product yield while reducing nitrogen and energy inputs from feed are presented. Also, the development of new environmentally and nutritionally focused priorities, such as sustainable agriculture, increased biodiversity, enhanced awareness of functional foods and pluralistic land use are discussed in relation to breeding objectives. The use of genetic manipulation for forage improvement is discussed as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Animal Nutrition 2008
EditorsP. C. Garnsworthy, J. Wiseman
PublisherNottingham University Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781904761044, 1904761046
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2009
Event42nd Feed Conference - Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 02 Sept 200804 Sept 2008


Conference42nd Feed Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Period02 Sept 200804 Sept 2008


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