Effects of maternal nutrition and selenium supply on postnatal organ mass: Evidence for developmental programming in lambs. J. S. Caton*1, J. J. Reed1, T. L. Neville1, K. A. Vonnahme1, P. P. Borowicz1, J. B. Taylor2, D. A. Redmer1, J. S. Luther1, C. J. Hammer1, K. R. Carlin1, and L. P. Reynolds1, 1Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, Animal and Range Sciences Dept., North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2USDA-ARS, U. S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.
Effects of maternal nutrition and selenium supply on ewe and lamb performance. T. L. Neville*1, J. J. Reed1, K. A. Vonnahme , P. P. Borowicz1, J. B. Taylor2, D. A. Redmer1, J. S. Luther1, C. J. Hammer1, G. P. Lardy1, L. P. Reynolds1, and J. S. Caton , Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, Animal and Range Sciences Dept., North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2USDA-ARS, U. S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.
First-lactation milk production for cows fed control or intensified milk replacer programs as calves. J. K. Drackley*, B. C. Pollard, H. M. Dann, and J. A. Stamey, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Effect of mineral supplementation with MIN-AD during the transition period on cow health and production performance. J. E. Nocek*1, R. G. Hinders2, C. J. Sniffen3, G. A. Nunnery4, and M. B. Crombie4, 1Spruce Haven Farm and Research Ctr, Auburn, NY, 2Hinders Nutritional Consulting, Acampo, CA, 3Fencrest, Holderness, NH, 4MIN-AD, Inc., Amarillo, TX.
Effects of twin pregnancy and dry period feeding strategy on milk production, energy balance and metabolic profiles in Holstein cows. N. Silva del Río*, R. R. Grummer, and P. M. Fricke, Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Effect of botanical extracts (Queen of Calves) on the growth, development and weaning age of calves. J. K. Margersion* and R. W. Reynolds, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Impacts on growth of beef cattle due to long-term copper deficiency are further exacerbated in the presence of high dietary manganese. S. L. Hansen*, L. R. Legleiter, R. S. Fry, K. E. Lloyd, and J. W. Spears, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Effects of high b-vitamin supplementation on measures of health and performance of veal calves. D. Wood*1, J. Sowinski1, and N. Keith2, 1Animix, Juneau, WI, 2Keith Associates, Springfield, MO.
Protein requirements of Nellore bulls, steers and heifers in Brazil. P. V. R. Paulino*1, S. de C. Valadares Filho1, M. A. Fonseca1, K. A. Magalhães1, M. I. Marcondes1, M A. de Souza1, E. Detmann1, R. F. D. Valadares1, and R. D. Sainz2, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil, 2University of California, Davis.
Digestibility of cottonseed with Tifton 85 hay fed free-choice to beef steers. G. M. Hill*1, M. H. Poore2, and B. G. Mullinix, Jr.1, 1University of Georgia, Tifton, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Performance of beef heifers and digestibility of steers fed whole cotton seed, corn gluten feed and pigeon peas. V. A. Corriher*, G. M. Hill, S.C. Phatak, and B.G. Mullinix, Jr., University of Georgia, Tifton.
The rumen passage rate of forage NDF is highly associated only to the level of intake of dietary NDF. A. Cannas*1, F. Boe1, V. Giovanetti2, E. Zerbini3, and G. Molle2, 1Dipartimento di Scienze Zootecniche, University of Sassari, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, 2Istituto Zootecnico e Caseario della Sardegna, Olmedo, Sardinia, Italy, 3Cargill Animal Nutrition, Spessa, Italy.
Meta analysis of rumen fill of cattle in relation to NDF intake and digestibility. D. J. Sauvant*1 and D. R. Mertens2, AgroParisTech, Paris, France, 2US Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI.
Predicting ruminal passage rates of fiber fractions and starch in dairy cattle. J. A. Voelker Linton* and M. S. Allen, Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Evaluation of counts of ruminal fibrolytic bacteria and enzyme activities in response to corn silage particle size in high- yielding dairy cows. Q. Zebeli*1, V. Ölschläger , M. Tafaj1, W. Vahjen2, B. Junck1, O. Simon2, and W. Drochner1, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Nutrient digestibility and utilization in non-lactating fistulated cows fed diets containing ratios of untreated corn silage and Silo-King®treated alfalfa haylage. G. A. Ayangbile*, D. Spangler, D. Jones, and K. Thompson, Agri-King, Inc., Fulton, IL.
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