The Wageningen UR Dairy Cow Model predicts feed intake and performance in dairy cows

Models which provides a rapid insight of the impact of the ration, feed quality and feeding management on feed intake and performance of dairy cows are indispensable to optimize feeding strategies, allocation of feeds and purchased concentrates, in order to find the best compromise between milk performance, nutrient use efficiency, manure excretion, gaseous emissions and profitability.

Promovendus RLG (Ronald) Zom PhD
Promotor WH (Wouter) Hendriks
Copromotor Ad van Vuuren
Organisatie Wageningen University, Wageningen Livestock Research

di 2 september 2014 11:00 tot 12:30

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen
The Wageningen UR Dairy Cow Model (Wageningen DCM) predicts dry matter intake and the partitioning of ingested energy to milk and body reserves from easy measurable feed and animal characteristics.
The Wageningen DCM enables users to analyse and compare different feeding strategies, identify limitations of feeding strategies, formulate diets, calculate feed budgets and to develop economic and environmental sustainable feeding strategies.