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Table 2 Ingredient and nutrient composition of the antepartum and postpartum diets on a dry matter (DM) basis

From: Serum hepatokines in dairy cows: periparturient variation and changes in energy-related metabolic disorders

Item Antepartum Postpartum
Ingredient
 Corn silage, % 38.1 30.9
 Hay crop silage, % 12.0 15.5
 Grass hay, % 12.6
 Alfalfa hay, % 8.6
 Ground shelled corn, % 21.1 24.6
 Soybean meal (47.5% CP), % 4.0 3.7
 Expeller soybean meal, % 5.6 7.7
 Whole cottonseeds, % 3.6 5.6
 Sodium bicarbonate, % 0.5
 Mineral and vitamin mix, % 2.9 2.9
Energy and nutrients
 NEL, Mcal/kg 1.54 1.74
 Crude protein (CP), % 15.6 16.4
 MP supply, g/d 1433 2099
 Neutral detergent fiber (NDF), % 35.7 34.3
 Acid detergent fiber (ADF), % 23.4 22.0
 Calcium (Ca), % 0.91 1.07
 Phosphorus (P), % 0.45 0.49
 Magnesium (Mg), % 0.46 0.32
 Sodium (Na), % 0.14 0.13
 Potassium (K), % 1.48 1.40
 Chloride (Cl), % 0.76 0.39
 Sulfur (S), % 0.20 0.22