Stage of lactation profile reflects nutrition and management

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dc.contributor.author Dunham, James R.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-12T18:10:39Z
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dc.date.issued 2011-05-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/9141
dc.description.abstract The Stage of Lactation Profile (SOLP) is a good estimate of the shape of the lactation curve for dairy herds. The SOLPs for herds with various milk production levels are somewhat similar. The rates of decline of all SOLPs are about the same. Therefore, the differences in production levels are about the same in late stages of lactation and in early lactation, regardless of production Rolling Herd Average (RHA). In addition, higherproducing herds have their highest level of production in the second stage of lactation (51 to 100 days in milk), whereas this occurs in the first stage of lactation (<50 days in milk) in lower-producing herds. Nutrition and management programs have a large impact on the early stages of lactation that affects the total lactation milk yield. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1994 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 95-141-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 716 en_US
dc.subject Stage of lactation en_US
dc.subject Profile en_US
dc.subject Summit milk yield en_US
dc.subject Rolling herd average en_US
dc.title Stage of lactation profile reflects nutrition and management en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1994 en_US
dc.citation.epage 21 en_US
dc.citation.spage 19 en_US

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