Life Cycle Feeding of Dairy Cattle
Keywords:dairy feeding, production, reproduction
The title of this paper, “Life Cycle Feeding of Dairy Cattle,” implies that a total course or textbook on dairy feeding can be summarized in a few pages. Likewise, the time allotted on the program would indicate that the total subject of dairy feeding is going to be covered in less than one hour.
The major objective must be simply a summary of major points in feeding dairy animals of different ages and different stages of production and reproduction. Primarily then, this discussion could be called thumb rules for feeding. The discussion will largely be devoted to those thumb rules that are either changed, emphasized or developed because of new research or observations.