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Cover for Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows.

This article gives an overview on several aspects of intensive farming system for dairy cows. Focus is given on how heat stress affects production, health and reproduction in dairy cows and the measures that can be used to mitigate it. Topics discussed also include seasonal production patterns,...

Author(s)
Collier, R. J.; Hall, L. W.; Smith, J. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The diary of Molly.

A discussion on the development and creation of a predictive model for lactation potential (Molly) which is able to describe the effects of nutrition and animal factors on milk yield and dairy performance in general, is presented.

Author(s)
Baldwin, R. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling sugarcane utilization by dairy cows in the tropics.

Discussions on the use of sugarcane, either as a whole plant or in the form of sugar processing byproduct, as a source of forage for cattle in Brazil are presented. Focus is given on the influence of sugarcane feeding on dairy cattle performance.

Author(s)
Assis, A. G.; Campos, O. F.; Dijkstra, J.; Kebreab, E.; France, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Using the cornell net carbohydrate and protein system model to evaluate the effects of variation in maize silage quality on a dairy farm.

Forage analysis information is used for developing rations, crop rotations and manure nutrient management plans in the Cornell University Nutrient Management Planning System (CuNMPS). The CuNMPS and other similar models use as inputs steady-state conditions on the farm (milk production, herd size,...

Author(s)
Tylutki, T. P.; Fox, D. G.; McMahon, M.; McMahon, P.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994499)
Type
Book chapter