Effects of prepartum ruminally protected choline supplementation on performance of beef cows and calves

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dc.contributor.author Pacheco, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Hibbard, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Macek, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Sproul, N.A.
dc.contributor.author Eckerle, G.J.
dc.contributor.author Bailey, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Bolte, J.W.
dc.contributor.author Jaeger, John R.
dc.contributor.author Olson, K. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T16:55:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T16:55:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8153
dc.description Beef Cattle Research, 2011 is known as Cattlemen’s Day, 2011 en
dc.description.abstract Prepartum supplementation of spring-calving beef cows is a vital part of cow-calf enterprises, often affecting subsequent reproductive success. Most research in the area of prepartum supplementation has focused on provision of either energy or protein; only modest attention has been given to the use of supplemental micronutrients. One such micronutrient is choline. Choline is classified generally as a B vitamin and is an essential nutrient. Phosphatidylcholine and other choline-containing lipids maintain the structural integrity of cellular membranes and play a vital role in metabolism of dietary fat. Choline-containing phospholipids are also important precursors for intracellular-messenger molecules and cell-signaling molecules critical to the reproductive process. Choline is commonly found in feedstuffs and forages but is highly degradable in the rumen. For choline supply to be increased effectively, it must be offered in a form that is resistant to ruminal digestion. This can be achieved by encapsulating choline in lipid. Therefore, the objective of our study was to evaluate the effect of prepartum ruminally protected choline supplementation on cow and calf performance. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 11-171-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 1047 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2011 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Choline en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Calves en_US
dc.title Effects of prepartum ruminally protected choline supplementation on performance of beef cows and calves en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.epage 64 en_US
dc.citation.spage 62 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2011, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 4, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jrjaeger en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid bolte2 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kcolson en_US

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