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Strategic grazing management towards sustainable intensification at tropical pasture-based dairy systems
Agricultural systems are responsible for environmental impacts that can be mitigated through the adoption of more sustainable principles. Our objective was to investigate the influence of two pre-grazing targets (95% and ...
Short communication: Grazing pattern of dairy cows that were selected for divergent residual feed intake as calves
(Elsevier on behalf of American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), 2015-09)
The aim of this study was to investigate and assess differences in the grazing pattern of 2 groups of mature dairy cows selected as calves for divergent residual feed intake (RFI). Sixteen Holstein-Friesian cows (471±31kg ...
Functional diversity vs. monotony: The effect of a multiforage diet as opposed to a single forage diet on animal intake, performance, welfare, and urinary nitrogen excretion
(Oxford University Press on behalf of American Society of Animal Science, 2021-05)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of offering animals a multiforage choice (MF) of fresh herbages on dry matter intake (DMI), live weight gain, and animal welfare, in comparison with a monotonous diet ...
A comparison of methods for estimating forage intake, digestibility, and fecal output in red deer (Cervus elaphus)
(Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of the American Society of Animal Science, 2020-03)
The objective of this experiment was to determine appropriate methods for estimating fecal output, digestibility, and intake in red deer (Cervus elaphus). Dry matter intake (DMI), digestibility, and fecal output were ...
Characteristics of boli formed by dairy cows upon ingestion of fresh ryegrass, lucerne or chicory
(Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Animal Consortium, 2019-06)
This study examined the comminution of fresh herbage, subsequent nutrient release, and the characteristics of swallowed boli from three physically and chemically contrasting forages during ingestive mastication by dairy ...
Milk production and composition, nitrogen utilization, and grazing behavior of late-lactation dairy cows as affected by time of allocation of a fresh strip of pasture
(Elsevier on behalf of the American Dairy Science Association and the Federation of Animal Science Societies, 2017-07)
Eighty late-lactation dairy cows were used to examine the effects of allocating a new pasture strip of a sward based on ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) in the morning (a.m.; ∼0730 h) or in the afternoon (p.m.; ∼1530 h) on ...