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The effect of production system and management practices on the environmental impact, quality and safety of milk and dairy products

  • 2013
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 43
L.J. Erasmus & E.C. Webb Page: 424 - 434

There is an increasing trend to label milk and dairy products according to production system, absence of certain feed additives and non-use of specific technologies. These claims include the practice of organic farming, the absence of ionophore antibiotics and recombinant…

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Advances in intensive ruminant nutrition

  • 1985
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 15
B.D.H. van Niekerk Page: 63 - 71

Of the many advances in ruminant nutrition made in recent times the change from dilute roughage-based feeds to highly concentrated grain-rich diets has probably had the greatest single impact on ruminants and on their rate of production. This change has…

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Some frontiers of research in basic ruminant nutrition

  • 1985
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 15
R.I. Mackie & A. Kistner Page: 72 - 85

The primary objective of research scientists working in the field of rumen function is to advance animal production through greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in digestion and metabolism in the rumen. This article covers some of the more recent…

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