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The effect of non forage fibre on energy balance and feeding behaviour of heat stressed cows

A. Arieli 1  ,  
A. Rubinstein 1,  
U. Moallem 2,  
Y. Aharoni 2,  
 
1
Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
2
Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):615–618
Publish date: 2004-08-30
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ABSTRACT
We examined the effect of replacing wheat hay with soya hulls on energy balance and feeding behaviour in mid-lactating dairy cows fed with concentrate diets and raised under summer condition. Cows were individually fed and faecal output was assessed by internal marker. Heat production was estimated from heart rate monitoring. Metabolizable energy intake, milk energy, heat production and energy balance, and pattern feed intake were similar in the two dietary groups. It was concluded that replacing forage NDF with NDF from non forage source, like soya hulls, is not an efficient means to reduce metabolic heat production in heat stressed cows.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
A. Arieli   
Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
 
CITATIONS (1):
1. Effects of different feeding time and frequency on metabolic conditions and milk production in heat-stressed dairy cows
L. Calamari, F. Petrera, L. Stefanini, F. Abeni
International Journal of Biometeorology
ISSN:1230-1388