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Record number 409091
Title Nitrogen efficiency of dairy cattle : from protein evaluation to ammonia emission
Author(s) Duinkerken, G. van
Source University. Promotor(en): Wouter Hendriks, co-promotor(en): Jan Dijkstra. - [S.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9789085859925 - 179
Department(s) Livestock Research
LR - Backoffice
Animal Nutrition
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) melkvee - melkkoeien - stikstofverliezen - ammoniakemissie - diëten - voer - rundveevoeding - diervoeding - eiwitbalans - landbouw en milieu - dairy cattle - dairy cows - nitrogen losses - ammonia emission - diets - feeds - cattle feeding - animal nutrition - protein balance - agriculture and environment
Categories Cattle / Animal Nutrition and Feeding (General)

Diet optimization contributes considerably to increased nitrogen efficiency of dairy cattle, resulting in reduced nitrogen losses. This thesis focuses on three themes: the potential advances in protein evaluation systems for ruminants, the relationship between dairy cow diet and ammonia emission and the opportunities to monitor ammonia emission from dairy cow barns by application of milk urea content as a practical indicator. Overall, the present work shows that farm management can be aimed at increased nitrogen efficiency of dairy cattle and reduced ammonia emission without compromising other sustainability objectives such as the integral ecological footprint, animal health and farm profitability.

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