U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center webinar on dairy cattle nutrition – Oct. 7

“Sweetening the Pot: Water-Soluble Carbohydrates vs. Starch in Dairy Cattle Nutrition” presented by Dr. Mary Beth Hall, a research dairy scientist, will be held via Zoom, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Abstract: Water-soluble carbohydrates, including sugars, are present in many forages and by- product feeds. Along with starch and soluble fiber, they make up the non-fiber carbohydrates (NFC) that are counted on to provide a ready source of energy to both rumen microbes and the cow. However, the NFC are about more than energy, and they are not all created equal. We’ll discuss some specific characteristics of the WSC that have impact on rumen function and dairy cow performance, and make the WSC a tool we can use to feed cows for desired performance.

Connection details:; call-in: 646-828-7666; or enter meeting ID: 161 4139 6271

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