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Table 4 Supplement provided to cows at 60-d pre-partum and forage chemical composition

From: Effects of parity order on performance, metabolic, and hormonal parameters of grazing beef cows during pre-calving and lactation periods

Item aSupplement Uruchloa decumbens
Dry Dry-rainy Rainy Rainy-dry
DMb 384.8 270.5 266.9 258.1
OMc 952.8 875.8 940.4 711.7 919.2
CPc 36.2 63.5 81.5 90.4 78.4
NDFc 143.3 704.8 674.8 658 681.4
iNDFc 291.1 207.3 205.4 248.2
NDINd 25.2 21.5 27.8 26.5
  1. DM Dry matter, OM organic matter, CP crude protein, apNDF neutral detergent fiber corrected for ash and protein, iNDF indigestible neutral detergent fiber, NDIN insoluble neutral detergent nitrogen
  2. aSupplement composition (as fed-basis): corn meal (41.2%), soybean meal (56.3%), urea:ammonium sulfate (2.5%)
  3. bg/kg of natural matter
  4. cg/kg DM
  5. dg/kg total nitrogem