Feed Intake Patterns of Cows Fed High Fat Grain Mixtures

A. J. Heinrichs, D. L. Palmquist, H. R. Conrad

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Eating patterns were studied in lactating cows fed grain mixes (50% of feed dry matter) containing 10% fancy bleachable tallow or blended animal-vegetable fat in two trials. Length and size of initial meals were reduced by tallow in both trials and by blended fat in the second trial. The number and size of spontaneous meals tended to increase when either fat source was fed so that total daily consumption of all grain mixes was not different. High fat in concentrate should not be used in feeding conditions that have restricted time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1328
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of dairy science
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics


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