Managing the nutrition program for cow comfort

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Show simple item record Dunham, James R. 2011-05-12T18:08:18Z 2011-05-12T18:08:18Z 2011-05-12
dc.description.abstract Comfortable cows are contented cows. However, cows may be comfortable in their environment but also experience some discomfort because of the nutrition program. A good nutritional management program will improve desircow comfort by providing: 1) the proper balance of nutrients for efficient production; 2) buffers for high energy rations to prevent acidosis and consore feet; 3) rations in which grain cannot be consumed too rapidly; 4) rations with proper amounts of nonfiber carbohydrate; 5) highest quality forages during hot weather; 6) additional moisture in total mixed rations during hot weather; 7) a readily available water source; and 8) a bunk management system that encourages cows to eat. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 98-100-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 792 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Cow comfort en_US
dc.subject Acidosis en_US
dc.subject Forage quality en_US
dc.subject Nonfiber carbohydrates en_US
dc.subject Water en_US
dc.title Managing the nutrition program for cow comfort en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 25 en_US
dc.citation.spage 24 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1997

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