Accelerated growth programs for dairy calves

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Show simple item record Brouk, Michael J. 2010-12-01T22:16:45Z 2010-12-01T22:16:45Z 2010-12-01
dc.description.abstract Accelerated-growth feeding programs are the newest buzz word in calf rearing. Accelerated programs require a milk replacer containing more crude protein and less fat content than traditional milk replacers. These programs are generally phase-feeding programs that increase the amount of milk replacer as the calf advances in age. In addition, changes in the calf starter are necessary to achieve optimal performance. These programs increase weight gain during the liquid-feeding period and may positively impact calf health. Changes in the composition and amount of milk replacer used increase the cost of the accelerated program, compared with that of conventional programs. Gains achieved from an accelerated-growth program during the first few weeks of life are quickly lost if aggressive feeding and management programs are not followed through after weaning. Acceleratedgrowth calf programs are part of the total heifer rearing program to improve overall lactation efficiency by reaching optimal growth and age-at-first-breeding targets for dairy operations. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 2004 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 05-112-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 941 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Heifers en_US
dc.subject Calves en_US
dc.subject Accelerated growth en_US
dc.title Accelerated growth programs for dairy calves en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 2004 en_US
dc.citation.epage 54 en_US
dc.citation.spage 53 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 2004, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2004
dc.contributor.authoreid mbrouk en_US

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