Basic Cattle Digestive Physiology & Nutrient Management

Subtropical Dairy Programme Limited

Type: PDF, Fact Sheets, Calculators, Guide
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

Each fact sheet contains well organised and easy to read information, however the link to Balancing the Diet includes a really good summary of the rules of thumb for the diet of a dairy cow.

This site, produced by DairyBiz, provides a series of links to fact sheets produced by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

The fact sheets cover a series of topics, including:

  • The Vital Role of Rumen Microbes;
  • Managing for Healthy Rumen Function;
  • Feed Intake;
  • Factors Affecting Feed Intake;
  • Important Nutrients;
  • Balancing the Diet.

The fact sheets also include details such as methods to calculate dry matter intake, key metrics, indicators of inadequate nutrient management and nutritional contents of various types of feed.

By reading these fact sheets, you’ll be able to obtain a great overview on digestive physiology and nutrient management of dairy cows.

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