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Table 4 Formulation and composition of diets

From: Effect of induced ruminal acidosis on blood variables in heifers

  Treatment1  
Item CT MS HS
Ingredients, % DM   
Permanent meadow 1st crop 29.0 19.1 14.5
Dehydrated alfalfa hay 16.4 10.6 7.6
Soybean-based blend2 15.7 10.8 7.9
Dry beet pulp 6.3 4.3 3.2
Cereal mix3 25.6 16.1 13.0
Crushed linseed 4.5 3.1 2.0
Molasses 0.3 0.1 0.1
Vitamin and mineral mix 2.1 1.5 1.3
Maize meal (0.5 mm) 0.0 34.4 50.4
Diet Composition   
DM, % 89.1 87.6 87.8
Crude protein, % DM 16.4 14.3 13.2
Ether extract, % DM 4.5 4.2 4.2
Crude ash, % DM 8.7 6.2 5.0
NDF, % DM 33.0 26.3 20.9
Starch, % DM 17.3 33.4 42.8
Net energy for lactation, MJ/kg DM 6.91 7.66 8.00
  1. 1CT = control; MS = medium starch; HS = high starch.
  2. 2 58% soybean meal and 42% extruded de-hulled soybean expeller.
  3. 3 70% maize meal and 30% barley meal.