The utilization of milk diets with different fat concentrations by the preruminant calf 2. change in body composition by means o

Author: L.H.P. Liebenberg and F.J. van der Merwe
Year: 1975
Issue: 1
Volume: 5
Page: 11 - 15

Twenty eight Friesland bull calves were used in a comparative slaughter experiment to determine the influence of high energy diets (whole-milk and cream) on the body composition of preruminant calves. Results indicated an increase in total DM, energy, nitrogen and fat content with an increase in energy intake. Highly significant regression relationships were found between log live mass and the log of different body components. From the results it can be concluded that the body composition of preruminant calves was altered by nutrition.


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