|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|
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|Publication type||Dissertation, internally prepared|
|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.