How to target protein content in late-lactation cow diets

How to target protein content in late-lactation cow diets

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Research explores protein level variations for maintaining dairy production

The supply of metabolizable protein to the small intestine of dairy cattle corresponds to the summation of the microbial protein synthetized in the rumen, the undegradable protein from the consumed feeds and the endogenous protein. In general, practical dairy formulations of protein tend to be superior to the recommendations of the different dairy nutrition models.