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Cover for Simulation of rumen particle dynamics using a non-steady state model of rumen digestion and nutrient availability in dairy cows fed sugarcane.

An extant dynamic model of digestion and absorption of nutrients in cattle fed sugarcane was adapted for non-steady state feeding conditions. This modified model includes mechanisms of particle size reduction and delay in availability of particles and intracellular contents for microbial...

Author(s)
Collao-Saenz, E. A.; Bannink, A.; Kebreab, E.; France, J.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficiency of phosphorus and calcium utilization in dairy cattle and implications for the environment.

The effect of feeding on the efficiency of phosphorus utilization by dairy cows, milk composition and P balance at the farm level is described. The efficiency of calcium utilization is also discussed.

Author(s)
Bannink, A.; Šebek, L.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production efficiency of ruminants: feed, nitrogen and methane.

This chapter discusses the production efficiency of ruminants, particularly cattle, in relation to feeds, nitrogen excretion and methane emission. Focus is given on the production efficiency of cattle, primarily that of dairy cattle, at the animal level. Improvements in production efficiency are...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; France, J.; Ellis, J. L.; Strathe, A. B.; Kebreab, E.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling protozoal metabolism and volatile fatty acid production in the rumen.

The aim of this chapter is to describe two key aspects in the supply of absorbed nutrients, i.e. the quantitative representation of protozoal metabolism, and the quantitative representation of volatile fatty acid production in the rumen.

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; Kebreab, E.; France, J.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated approaches to evaluate nutritional strategies for dairy cows.

This chapter discusses the possibility of applying more integrated approaches when evaluating nutritional strategies for dairy cows, simultaneously in detail and from several aspects. The different levels of aggregation that may be covered by models are shown. Primarily, the chapter handles the...

Author(s)
Bannink, A.; Reijs, J. W.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933548)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advantages of a dynamical approach to rumen function to help to resolve environmental issues.

Simulation studies demonstrated the difference between current practice (static representation) and a dynamic representation of rumen function. Where current feed evaluation indicated absent or linear responses to changes in dry matter intake (DMI) and exchange of grass and maize silage, simulated...

Author(s)
Bannink, A.; Dijkstra, J.; Kebreab, E.; France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluation of models to predict methane emissions from enteric fermentation in North American dairy cattle.

The increasing focus on the environmental impact of agriculture means that there is a need for an accurate inventory of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to identify main sources of pollution and evaluate effects of potential mitigating options. A number of models have been developed to predict methane...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; France, J.; McBride, B. W.; Odongo, N.; Bannink, A.; Mills, J. A. N.; Dijkstra, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient digestion and utilization in farm animals: modelling approaches.

This book contains 34 chapters on nutrition physiology and presents scientific research in modelling nutrient digestion and utilization in domestic animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fishes. It is divided into 6 parts that cover fermentation, absorption and passage; growth and...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; Dijkstra, J.; Bannink, A.; Gerrits, W. J. J.; France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Empirical modelling through meta-analysis vs mechanistic modelling.

During the 1980s numerous papers had underlined that a mechanistic model would be more appropriate than an empirical one to understand and simulate animal responses to diets. The major criticism against empirical models was the strong limitation of their possibilities of application beyond the...

Author(s)
Sauvant, D.; Martin, O.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Iterative development, evaluation and optimal parameter estimation of a dynamic simulation model: a case study.

Parameter estimation and model evaluation are crucial parts of the development of predictive simulation models. However, a lack of synchronization is often observed in the activities of modelling and experimentation in agriculture. One of the causes of the communication gap between modellers and...

Author(s)
Barioni, L. G.; Oltjen, J. W.; Sainz, R. D.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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