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Beet Pulp in Dairy Production: Cropping a Commercial Critique

Akbar Nikkhah*
Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,University of Zanjan, National Elite Foundation, Iran
Abstract :

Space and digestibility limitations largely affect diet formulation and rumen function and health measures in modern dairy production. Beet pulp as a rich source of pectin and ruminally available fibres introduces challenges to functional rumen ecology, particularly in fresh and peak-milk cows. Considerations are required as for its expensiveness, ineffective cell wall fiber, very rapid rumen degradation, and milk fat-lowering effect. The current careless strategies in overusing beet pulp, when not practically needed, are criticised in this article, improving global and local awareness on the facts about beet pulp.

Keywords :
Beet pulp; Dairy production; Pectin; Nonfiber carbohydrate; Rumen

Date Deposited : 04 Apr 2016 10:30

Last Modified : 04 Apr 2016 10:30

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Volume 3, Number 3, August 2015 , ISSN ISSN: 2329-8863

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