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Effect of Urea Molasses Multi-nutrient Blocks Supplementation of Dairy Cows Fed Rice Straw and Green Grasses on Milk Yield, Composition, Live Weight Gain of Cows and Calves and Feed Intake

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Author(s): Yeasmin Akter | M.A. Akbar | M. Shahjalal | T.U. Ahmed

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 7;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1523;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: ummb | rice straw | green grass | milk | dairy cows | calves

ABSTRACT
The effects of supplementation with urea molasses multi-nutrient blocks of dairy cows fed rice straw and green grasses on milk yield, composition, live weight change of cows and calves and intake were studied under village condition. The cows were offered 250 g UMMB per cow per day. The animal were divided into two groups and randomly assigned to two dietary treatments. The control group (A) received diet containing rice straw, green grasses, wheat bran, rice polish and mustard oil cake. However, the supplemented group (B) received UMMB in addition to normal diet, given to the control group. Supplementation of blocks to cows also receiving straw based diets increased milk production from 2.86 to 4.43 L/d (P
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