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Einfluss einer ad libitum Tränke von Holstein-Friesian Kälbern während der ersten vier Lebenswochen auf die Gewichtsentwicklung sowie auf Milchleistung und Futteraufnahme in der ersten Laktation


Wiedemann, Steffi; Holz, Patricia; Kaske, Martin; Kunz, H-J; Stamer, E (2015). Einfluss einer ad libitum Tränke von Holstein-Friesian Kälbern während der ersten vier Lebenswochen auf die Gewichtsentwicklung sowie auf Milchleistung und Futteraufnahme in der ersten Laktation. Züchtungskunde, 87(6):413-422.

Abstract

The impact of two different feeding intensities during the first weeks of life of Holstein-Friesian calves on weight development as well as subsequent milk production and feed intake was assessed. During the first four weeks of life calves were fed either ad libitum ( AdL; N = 38) or restrictively (RES; N = 30). Feeding after the 4th week of life and housing throughout the experiment were similar in both groups The average milk energy intakes during the first four weeks were higher in AdL-calves compared to RES-calves (p < 0.01 each). The average starter intake did not differ between groups (p = 0.08). In AdL-calves the average daily gain was higher compared to RES calves during the first four weeks of life (p < 0.001), whereas age at first calving did not differ (p = 0.3). During the first lactation the AdL-animals gave more milk which was accompanied by a higher feed intake compared with the RES-animals (p < 0.05 each); no difference in the concentrations of milk protein and milk fat were determined. The results indicate that an increased feeding intensity during early life has positive long-term effects on the milk production potential in the first lactation.

Abstract

The impact of two different feeding intensities during the first weeks of life of Holstein-Friesian calves on weight development as well as subsequent milk production and feed intake was assessed. During the first four weeks of life calves were fed either ad libitum ( AdL; N = 38) or restrictively (RES; N = 30). Feeding after the 4th week of life and housing throughout the experiment were similar in both groups The average milk energy intakes during the first four weeks were higher in AdL-calves compared to RES-calves (p < 0.01 each). The average starter intake did not differ between groups (p = 0.08). In AdL-calves the average daily gain was higher compared to RES calves during the first four weeks of life (p < 0.001), whereas age at first calving did not differ (p = 0.3). During the first lactation the AdL-animals gave more milk which was accompanied by a higher feed intake compared with the RES-animals (p < 0.05 each); no difference in the concentrations of milk protein and milk fat were determined. The results indicate that an increased feeding intensity during early life has positive long-term effects on the milk production potential in the first lactation.

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Other titles:Effect of ad libitum feeding of Holstein-Friesian calves during the first four weeks of life on weight development as well as milk yield and feed intake during first lactation
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ad libitum feed intake; calves; feed intake; growth; milk production
Language:German
Date:19 October 2015
Deposited On:16 Feb 2016 16:20
Last Modified:26 Jan 2017 08:58
Publisher:Ulmer
ISSN:0044-5401
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Related URLs:http://www.zuechtungskunde.de (Publisher)
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