Soybean meal or canola meal in combination with distillers’ grains?

Soybean meal or canola meal in combination with distillers’ grains?

Soybean meal, canola meal, and corn distillers’ grains are good sources of protein for dairy cows. Since they have different rumen undegradable protein (RUP) content and amino acid profile, feeding diets that include two or three protein sources is the best strategy for covering amino acids requirements in high producing cows.

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Synthetic flavors, do they improve intake in dairy calves?

Synthetic flavors, do they improve intake in dairy calves?

Synthetic flavors are additives used in the animal feed industry to enhance the smell and taste of feeds. The sense of taste in dairy cattle is well developed. They can recognize the five basic tastes of sweet, bitter, salty, sour, and umami. Therefore, identifying flavor preferences of dairy calves may help to stimulate and improve the consumption of calf starter.

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