0.857
IF5
0.900
IF
Q3
JCR
0.92
CiteScore
0.405
SJR
Q2
SJR
20
MNiSW
165.24
ICV
SHORT COMMUNICATION
 
CC-BY 4.0
 
 

Effects of two different feeding strategies at dry-off on metabolism and milk production

M. O. Odensten 1  ,  
 
1
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Kungsängen Research Center, SE-753 23 Uppsala
2
Department of Ruminant and Porcine Diseases, National Veterinary Institute (SVA), SE-751 89 Uppsala, Sweden
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):539–542
Publish date: 2004-08-30
KEYWORDS:
ABSTRACT:
In an experiment with 22 primi- and multiparious cows the effects of two different feeding strategies at dry-off were tested. One group was fed straw ad libitum, while the other group was fed silage (4 kg DM) and straw ad libitum. Plasma NEFA increased significantly at dry-off, especially in the straw group. Plasma insulin and beta-hydroxybutyrate decreased in both groups. Milk fat percentage increased during dry-off as well as protein content. The metabolism of cows in the silage group were not as affected by the dry-off procedure as the cows in the straw group.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
M. O. Odensten   
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Kungsängen Research Center, SE-753 23 Uppsala
ISSN:1230-1388