Free supporting materials are available for this report
Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition; Committee on Animal Nutrition; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR); Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS); National Research Council
This widely used reference has been updated and revamped to reflect the changing face of the dairy industry. New features allow users to pinpoint nutrient requirements more accurately for individual animals. The committee also provides guidance on how nutrient analysis of feed ingredients, insights into nutrient utilization by the animal, and formulation of diets to reduce environmental impacts can be applied to productive management decisions.
The book includes a user-friendly computer program on a compact disk, accompanied by extensive context-sensitive "Help" options, to simulate the dynamic state of animals.
The committee addresses important issues unique to dairy science-the dry or transition cow, udder edema, milk fever, low-fat milk, calf dehydration, and more. The also volume covers dry matter intake, including how to predict feed intake. It addresses the management of lactating dairy cows, utilization of fat in calf and lactation diets, and calf and heifer replacement nutrition. In addition, the many useful tables include updated nutrient composition for commonly used feedstuffs.
National Research Council. Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition, 2001. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2001.
The 2000 NRC Beef Model program was recently upgraded to enable its functionality on newer computer operating systems, thanks to Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M, and a member of the National Animal Nutrition Program.
How to download the application:
On downloads page, click "NRC Model Software for Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle"
Save dairy_setup.zip to a local directory
Double-click dairy_setup.exe to launch the application