The use of Bovine Somatotropin (BST) in dairy cattle

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Show simple item record Estrada, J. Shirley, John E. 2012-09-20T19:23:34Z 2012-09-20T19:23:34Z 2012-09-20
dc.description The 1989 Annual KSU Dairy Day is known as Dairy Day, 1989 en_US
dc.description.abstract We all have heard about the use of BST in lactating dairy cattle during the last 6 to 8 years, but what is BST? Bovine somatotropin is another dairy management tool developed to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of producing milk. It is the newest in a list of technological advances in the dairy industry, such as genetic improvements, nutrition, health, housing, milking equipment and techniques, embryo transfer, and DHI records. BST is a natural protein produced in the anterior pituitary gland of all cattle. Like other proteins, BST is composed of various amino acids (190-199). BST is bovine growth hormone, somatotropin. It helps to allocate energy from feed to meet the physical needs of the cows, such as growth in young animals, milk production in mature animals, and other functions in the body. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-140-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station); 580 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Bovine Somatotropin (BST) en_US
dc.subject Milk production en_US
dc.title The use of Bovine Somatotropin (BST) in dairy cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 68 en_US
dc.citation.spage 64 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1989, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1989

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