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Concentrate and total DM intake index calculator

The amount and quality of concentrate feeds clearly influence the ability of the cow to consume silage offered ad libitum. The concentrate dry matter (DM) intake index estimates the effects of the amount of concentrate as well as concentrate protein concentration and degradability, and fat anf fibre concentration on silage DM intake. Also the intercation between athe mount of concentrate and the intake potential of silage is considered. When silage and concentrate DM indexes are added together, the relative intake potential of total diet DM intake can be determined.


Concentrate and total diet DM intake index calculator (MS Excel)
Scientific article (Huhtanen et al. 2008. Animal 2: 942-953)
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