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From Birth to Weaning by Dr Luis Silva

The early life nutrition of calves has a direct impact on performance later in life. Calves need to be grown to reach 50% of their mature bodyweight in the first 12 months and 85% of their mature bodyweight at 24months of age. Colostrum is important in the first few hours with the key points being

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Effects of dietary betaine on growth performance and lactation in ruminants

Effects of dietary betaine on growth performance and lactation in ruminants. F.R. Dunshea University of Melbourne NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their

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Macdonald et al 2014; Holstein-Friesian calves selected for divergence in residual feed intake during growth exhibited significant but reduced residual feed intake divergence in their first lactation

Holstein-Friesian calves selected for divergence in residual feed intake during growth exhibited significant but reduced residual feed intake divergence in their first lactation. Authors: K.A. Macdonald, J.E. Pryce, R.J. Spelman, S.R. Davis, W.J. Wales, G.C. Waghorn, Y.J. Williams, L. C. Marett, B. J. Hayes Published: Journal of Dairy Science 2014 97:1427-1435 NZARN members a full

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