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Effects of a completely pelleted diet on growth performance in Holstein heifers

By E. Bonfante, A. Palmonari, L. Mammi, G. Canestrari, M. Fustini, A. Formigoni

Published on 25/11/2018

This study evaluates the effects of pelleting a forage-based diet on rumen health, fiber digestibilityGlossaryView allDigestibility
Capacity to be digested (difference between intake and fecal output), in %
and animal performance. The results suggest that a pelleted diet formulated to provide a sufficient level of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) could be fed to growing ruminants without negative effects on rumen health and animal productivity.

 

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