The development of solid food intake in calves. 3. The relation between solid food intake and the development of the alimentary tract

Hodgson, J.

Animal Production 13(3): 449-460


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-3561
DOI: 10.1017/s0003356100010643
Accession: 014726180

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For parts 1 and 2 see Abst. 8335, Vol. 41. 3. Thirty-five male Jersey calves about 4 days old were given milk substitute twice daily, at 10% of liveweight, for 5 weeks. Alternate calves were offered chopped dried grass H3 or ground, pelleted dried grass P3 to appetite and those given the pellets also got chopped dried grass to provide 10% of total solid feed to prevent digestive disorders. Weaning was during week 6.