Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition – 2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407011649, 9781483103525

Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition – 2

1st Edition

Editors: W. Haresign D.J.A. Cole
eBook ISBN: 9781483103525
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 23rd March 1988
Page Count: 396
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Recent Developments in Ruminant Nutrition – 2 presents papers that discuss the advances in the different areas of ruminant nutrition. The book is comprised of 22 chapters that discuss topics such as milk production, health, and nutrition. The coverage of the text includes meeting the nutrient requirements of beef cattle in forage-based systems of production; nutrient requirements of intensively reared beef cattle; and feeding for high margins in dairy cows. The book also tackles issues concerning milk production such as photoperiodic influences on milk production in dairy cows; manipulation of milk yield with growth hormone; and the influence of level and pattern of concentrate input on milk output. The text will be of great use to researchers and professionals in the animal husbandry industry.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Manipulation of Rumen Fermentation

Chapter 2. Amino Acid Requirements of Ruminants

Chapter 3. Seasonal Variation of Appetite in Ruminants

Chapter 4. Photo-periodic Influences on Milk Production in Dairy Cows

Chapter 5. Manipulation of Milk Yield with Growth Hormone

Chapter 6. The Influence of Level and Pattern of Concentrate Input on Milk Output

Chapter 7. Concentrate Feeding and Milk Composition

Chapter 8. The Effect of Dietary Fat on Milk Composition

Chapter 9. Effect of Fiber in Compound Feeds on the Performance of Ruminants

Chapter 10. Manipulation of Milk Composition to Meet Market Needs

Chapter 11. Effect of Protein on the Health of Dairy Cows

Chapter 12. Practical Aspects of Feeding Protein to Dairy Cows

Chapter 13. The Contribution of Grass and Conserved Forages to the Nutrient Requirements for Milk Production

Chapter 14. Factors Affecting Substitution Rates in Dairy Cows on Silage-Based Rations

Chapter 15. Feeding for High Margins in Dairy Cows

Chapter 16. Some Nutritional Aspects of High Yielding Dairy Herds

Chapter 17. Factors Affecting the Feeding Value of Silage

Chapter 18. Factors Affecting the Nutritive Value of Grass Silages

Chapter 19. Growth Promoters and their Importance in Ruminant Livestock Production

Chapter 20. Nutrient Requirements of Intensively-Reared Beef Cattle

Chapter 21. Meeting the Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle in Forage-Based Systems of Production

Chapter 22. Energy and Protein Requirements of the Ewe



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