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Effects of late gestation nutrient restriction on cow body weight, body condition score, colostrum quality, future reproduction and subsequent calf performance

Authors
  • Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University)
  • Erika L. Lundy (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of metabolizable protein and energy restriction during late gestation on the body condition score, bodyweight, and colostrum quality of fall calving cows, as well as their subsequent calf performance. For this study, 48 multiparous Angus cows were used from the Iowa State University-McNay Research and Demonstration Farm fall herd.

Keywords: Reproduction, Colostrum, Third trimester nutrition, Beef Cow

How to Cite:

Dahlke, G. R. & Lundy, E. L., (2022) “Effects of late gestation nutrient restriction on cow body weight, body condition score, colostrum quality, future reproduction and subsequent calf performance”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 18(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/air.11807

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Published on
08 Feb 2022
Peer Reviewed
License
Public Domain