The development of solid food intake in calves. 1. The effect of previous experience of solid food, and the physical form of the diet, on the development of food intake after weaning

Hodgson, J.

Animal Prod 13: 15-24


DOI: 10.1017/s0003356100029391
Accession: 014726178

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Calves 4 to 10 days old were offered milk substitute 4 times a day, increasing to exceed appetite after 14 days. From the start or when weaned 21 days later 6 groups of calves were given, to appetite, pellets 1.6 or 1.7 cm long of herbage from a cocksfoot ley or a ryegrass sward or the ryegrass baled, dried and cut to 6.9 cm.