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Table 1 Ingredients and chemical composition of the experimental diets (as dry matter basis)

From: Comparison of rumen bacteria distribution in original rumen digesta, rumen liquid and solid fractions in lactating Holstein cows

Itemsa High energy diet (HED) High fiber diet (HFD)
Ingredients, kg
 Corn silage 4.51 4.86
 Alfafa hay 2.38 1.39
 Oat hay 2.66
 Extruded soybean 0.35 0.27
 Flaked corn 3.26 1.32
 Corn 1.72 2.87
 DDGS 1.79 1.28
 Salt 0.08 0.07
 Sodium bicarbonate 0.29 0.29
 Cottonseed 1.36 0.90
 Soybean meal 2.12 1.82
 Beet pulp 1.00 0.43
 Additives 2.04 1.34
Contents, %
 DM as fed 56.4 53.5
 Crude protein 17.98 17.00
 NEL, MCal/kgb 1.81 1.67
 Fat 5.78 4.43
 NDF 32.84 37.81
 ADF 17.86 20.53
 NFC 40.02 38.35
 Ca 0.80 0.80
 P 0.39 0.36
  1. a DDGS dried distillers grains with solubles, DM dry matter, NE L net energy requirement for lactation, NDF neutral detergent fiber, ADF acid detergent fiber, NFC nonfiber carbohydrates, Ca calcium, P phosphorus
  2. bCalculated using equations from NRC (2001)