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Heifer nutrition from birth to freshening. 2. Other feeds for preweaned calves and growing heifers


, : Heifer nutrition from birth to freshening. 2. Other feeds for preweaned calves and growing heifers. Agri Practice 8(4): 17-19

In the conclusion of this series, feeds other than liquid feeds for preweaned calves and growing heifers are discussed. Calf starter, hay and water are included. Guidelines for weaning are presented along with information on feeding of growing heifers and monitoring heifers rearing programmes. A graph and table are included.

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