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Determining the Effectiveness of Microbial Protease on Production Variables in Lactating Holstein Cows

Authors
  • Ekin Sucu (Iowa State University)
  • Amir Nayeri (Iowa State University)
  • Maria Victoria Sanz-Fernandez (Iowa State University)
  • Nathan Upah (Iowa State University)
  • Lance H. Baumgard (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Lactating Holstein cows were assigned to a control diet or a diet containing a blend of supplemental protease enzymes (Rumagentin™, Feed Sources LLC, Alta Loma CA) at the Iowa State University Dairy farm. Study objectives were to examine the effects of proteases on milk yield, milk composition, feed intake and feed efficiency in lactating Holstein cows. Our results indicate that protease enzymes enhanced feed conversion efficiency and nitrogen utilization of dairy cows.

Keywords: ASL R2706

How to Cite:

Sucu, E., Nayeri, A., Sanz-Fernandez, M. V., Upah, N. & Baumgard, L. H., (2012) “Determining the Effectiveness of Microbial Protease on Production Variables in Lactating Holstein Cows”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 9(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-621

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Published on
01 Jan 2012
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