Effect of buffer in prestarter on calf performance

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dc.contributor.author Jordan, K.J.
dc.contributor.author Morrill, J.L.
dc.contributor.author Reddy, P.G.
dc.contributor.author Higgins, James J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T19:30:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T19:30:38Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14808
dc.description.abstract Previous work at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contributed to the development of an early weaning program (see 1984 Dairy Day, Report of Progress 460). This program involves the use of a prestarter, which is a specially prepared feed intended to encourage early dry feed consumption and rumen development. Because all of the carbohydrate in the prestarter is lactose and because the rumen of the very young calf is not adapted to utilization of starch, rapid fermentation might cause excessive acidity in the developing rumen, a condition that might be avoided by adding a buffer to the prestarter. This experiment was conducted to test that hypothesis. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-94-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 484 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Buffer en_US
dc.subject Calf performance en_US
dc.subject Feed consumption en_US
dc.subject Prestarter en_US
dc.subject Weight gain en_US
dc.title Effect of buffer in prestarter on calf performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 10 en_US
dc.citation.spage 8 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1985, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1985

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