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What Do We Know About Feeding Choline and Methionine?

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer

What Do We Know About Feeding Choline and Methionine to Transition Cows? - Tom Overton, Ph.D.

The attached video presentation was given by Dr. Tom Overton during the mini symposium at this year’s Cornell Nutrition Conference. Dr. Overton provides viewers with an in-depth look at the research conducted with choline and methionine in transition cows and offers an easy to understand interpretation of the data.

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Protein Nutrition for the Transition Cow

When feeding low protein diets it is important to balance for amino acids, both prepartum and postpartum, by feeding high quality RUP and protected AA sources. Dr Ryan Ordway takes a look at several research studies on the effects of protein content in the prepartum period and explains why it is even more important in the postpartum phase.  Listen to an Interview with Dr. Ordway or click on the document for a complete summary of the research. 60px-Adobe_PDF_icon View the article: "Protein Nutrition for the Transition Cow" (PDF - 42.6kb) By Ryan S. Ordway, Ph.D., PAS Global Products Manager, Balchem Corporation    

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Protein Metabolism Of The Transition Cow

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer, Ph.D.
The ABCs of protein nutrition of the transition cow are discussed including the tremendous deficit in metabolizable protein that cows experience in early lactation. There is a nice summary of existing literature pertaining to feeding protein to transition cows and recommendations are provided. Read "Protein Metabolism Of The Transition Cow" by T. R. Overton and W. S. Burhans.

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