Interaction of essential oil and protein in calf starter
What is it about?
The protein level is one of the most important factor for calf performance as well as diet economical efficiency. Some strategies maybe use to improve nitrogen efficiency in ruminants. Using essential oils may be one of them. It needs more work of course.
Why is it important?
Our findings show that 20% of protein brought us better animal performance rather than feeding 18% CP (DM basis). however essential oil improved animal performance in both protein levels, but more works need to evaluate the nitrogen efficiency in dairy calves.
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