Application of the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System for tropical conditions

Cattle are used to convert forages, feed grains, and food byproducts into human food under production conditions that vary in soil, climate, feed composition and types of cattle. An analysis of our data base and our piblished data with lactating dairy cows indicate cattle performance is restricted t...

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Autores Principales: Tedeschi, Luis O., Fox, Danny G.
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (Agrosavia) 2001
Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12324/35089
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Sumario:Cattle are used to convert forages, feed grains, and food byproducts into human food under production conditions that vary in soil, climate, feed composition and types of cattle. An analysis of our data base and our piblished data with lactating dairy cows indicate cattle performance is restricted to the level allowed by the most limiting nutrient, and that energetic efficiency is influenced by amino acid balance. The efficiency of tropial cattle production can be improved using models to account for performance variation by accurately predicting requirements and feed utilization in individual production settings.  The Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) is an answer to this problem and is described in this article.