Recent Advances in Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2024) | Viewed by 4301
Interests: dairy herd health and the prevention of production diseases; nutrition of the early lactation cow; nutrition of the dry cow; the protein metabolism of dairy cattle
Interests: ruminant nutrition; feed additives; silages; tools to estimate dairy cow nutrition; dairy cows’ transition period physiology
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Traditionally, dairy cattle nutrition concentrated heavily on strategies and nutrients that resulted in the greatest level of productivity or profitability. Today, dairy production systems must still provide good productivity and profitability but also demonstrate reduced impact on the environment and good animal welfare standards. For many of us, the transport of common raw materials thousands of miles from their origin to their point of use in animal nutrition may become a thing of the past due to the carbon footprint associated with these practices and the impact on habitats and plant life in the regions where they are grown. Those involved in dairy cattle feeding and nutrition must seek innovative solutions that lessen the impact of our industry on climate change and improve animal welfare where possible. Submissions are invited for this Special Issue of Dairy in the theme ‘Recent Advances in Dairy Cattle Feeding and Nutrition’ to try and further our knowledge and develop concepts that see the field of animal nutrition make a meaningful contribution to the sustainability of our industry. Articles are invited in the area of dairy cattle feeding and nutrition that influence productivity, fertility, environmental sustainability, animal health or novel feed sources. Suggested themes for article topics are as follows:
- The use of rumen-modifying agents for improved productivity and reduced environmental impact;
- Novel protein sources for efficient milk protein production and reduced nitrogen excretion;
- Advances in the nutrition of pasture-fed dairy cows;
- Novel feeding stuffs (raw materials or by products) for inclusion in dairy cattle diets;
- Advances in the feeding of fats or specific fatty acids to dairy cows;
- Advances in major mineral, trace element and vitamin nutrition;
- Comparisons of methodology for estimating energy and protein requirements for dairy cattle.
Dr. Finbar Mulligan
Dr. Robert Mikuła
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Dairy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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