Protein Feeding and Balancing for Amino Acids in Lactating Dairy Cattle

Robert A. Patton, Alexander N. Hristov, Hélène Lapierre

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This article summarizes the current literature as regards metabolizable protein (MP) and essential amino acid (EAA) nutrition of dairy cattle. Emphasis has been placed on research since the publication of the National Research Council Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle, Seventh Revised Edition (2001). Postruminal metabolism of EAA is discussed in terms of the effect on requirements. This article suggests methods for practical application of MP and EAA balance in milking dairy cows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-621
Number of pages23
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Animals


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