+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Variables associated with peripartum traits in dairy cows. I. Effect of dietary forages and disorders on voluntary intake of feed, body weight and milk yield



Variables associated with peripartum traits in dairy cows. I. Effect of dietary forages and disorders on voluntary intake of feed, body weight and milk yield



Theriogenology 11(3): 229-244



Daily voluntary intakes of feed by each of 89 Holstein cows were compared between day 220 of gestation and day 30 postpartum over a 21-month period. Diets designed to meet NRC requirements and which contained either chopped hay (29 cows), hay crop silage (HCS; 30 cows) or corn silage (CS; 30 cows) were compared prepartum (27 to 0 days), peripartum (1 day before to 3 days after calving) and postpartum (days 4 to 30 postpartum). Mixed rations, fed during lactation, were 60% forage and 40% concentrate dry matter (DM). Cow management was similar to commercial operations. The experimental hypothesis was that pre-disposition for partum and postpartum disorders (abnormal) could be related either to voluntary intake of different diets or to physical traits. Intakes (DM or estimated net energy) across diets decreased 30% between days 7 and 1 prepartum and averaged 18% and 20% lower peripartum and postpartum, respectively, in abnormal cows than in control cows. Seasonal effects on intakes were significant. In general, changes in body weight and condition and differences in udder edema and milk yield reflected intakes. The results support the original hypothesis.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 000796341

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 16725408

DOI: 10.1016/0093-691x(79)90031-1


Related references

Variables associated with peripartum traits in dairy cows. II. Interrelationships among disorders and their effects on intake of feed and on reproductive efficiency. Theriogenology 11(3): 245-260, 1979

Effect of prepartum energy supply on feed intake, body weight, body condition, milk yield and metabolism of dairy cows: a review. Ubersichten zur Tierernahrung 31(2): 75-120, 2003

Effect of urea treated and untreated rice straw with undegradable protein on voluntary feed intake, milk yield and body weight changes of indigenous cows. Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science 19(1&2): 89-97, 1990

Variables associated with peripartum traits in dairy cows. VII. Hormones, calf traits and subsequent milk yield. Journal of Animal Science 51(1): 143-152, 1980

Variables Associated with Peripartum Traits in Dairy Cows. Vii. Hormones, Calf Traits and Subsequent Milk Yield. Journal of Animal Science 51(1): 143-152, 1980

Voluntary intake of feed and the relation between milk yield and intake of feed in Hungarian Pied X Jersey F1 dairy cows. Allattenyesztes. 19: 299-309, 1970

Variables associated with peripartum traits in dairy cows. III. Effect of diets and disorders on certain blood traits. Theriogenology 11(3): 261-272, 1979

Effect of dietary potassium percent on feed intake milk yield and milk and blood minerals in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 58(1): 148, 1975

Effect of dietary fish meal on feed intake, milk yield and composition in dairy cows. Animal Science & Technology 64(2): 136-139, 1993

Effect of body condition on milk yield, feed intake and reproductive performance of dairy cows. Veterinaria Noticias 3(1): 175-183, 1997

Effect of tying up dairy cows in an open house on production and formation of physiological constants in blood. 2. Body measurements of the cows, feed intake and milk yield. Vet. Glasnik. 23: 11, 1969

Long term effect of reduced dietary phosphorus on feed intake and milk yield in dry and lactating dairy cows. Livestock Science 159: 18-28, 2014

Feed intake, milk yield, and ketonemia in dairy cows during early lactation when feeding on diets different in forages, and with different levels of concentrate. Meldinger fra Norges Landbrukshogskole 63(15): 21, 1984

Effect of addition of niacin in the feeding of dairy cows on milk yield, feed intake, body condition and metabolic parameters. Revista UNIMAR 14(2): 75-91, 1992

Live weight, milk yield and feed intake of dairy cows. Zuchtungskunde 40: 2, 102-07, 1968