Dairy cow physiology; optimizing dry matter intake; feeding and the gestation/lactation cycle; ration formulation; purchasing and valuing feed; special feeding challenges; BST; hot weather; 3X milking, revised and updated throughout, with new chapter on applying NRC 2001. Includes metric measures. 2008 edition. 87 pages.
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Chapter 1 Feeding a ruminant; Dairy cow physiology
Chapter 2 Feed nutrients
Chapter 3 Optimizing dry matter intake
Chapter 4 The gestation-lactation cycle
Chapter 5 Feeds for dairy cattle
Chapter 6 Feeding systems
Chapter 7 Ration formulation
Chapter 8 Purchasing and valuing feed
Chapter 9 Feeding disorders
Chapter 10 Calf feeding guidelines
Chapter 11 Heifer feeding guidelines
Chapter 12 Dry cow management
Chapter 13 Special feeding challenges
Chapter 14 Using Dairy NRC 2001 Appendix tables