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Abstract

There is limited knowledge on the effect of barley silage (BS) with different ruminal in vitro neutral detergent fiber digestibility (ivNDFD) on dairy cow performance and chewing activity. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of BS varieties selected for varying rates of ivNDFD on...

Author(s)
Refat, B.; Christensen, D. A.; Mckinnon, J. J.; Prates, L. L.; Jayakrishnan Nair; Beattie, A. D.; Yang WenZhu; McAllister, T. A.; Yu PeiQiang
Publisher
NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 2018, 98, 1, pp 177-186
Abstract

Rate of barley starch digestion in the rumen is critical issue in high-grain fed beef cattle because it is associated with growth performance and health. The digestion rate of starch varies with variety, grain processing or starch content. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of ...

Author(s)
Zhao YanLi; Yan SuMei; He ZhiXiong; Anele, U. Y.; Swift, M. L.; McAllister, T. A.; Yang WenZhu
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Feed Science and Technology, 2016, 216, pp 121-128
Abstract

Fecal nutrients and apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) were predicted using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) of feces collected from the pen floor or the rectum of feedlot cattle in 2 studies, and pen floor samples were assessed for their ability to predict NEg, ADG, and G:F. In study 1,...

Author(s)
Jancewicz, L. J.; Penner, G. B.; Swift, M. L.; Waldner, C. L.; Koenig, K. M.; Beauchemin, K. A.; McAllister, T. A.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 95, 1, pp 455-474