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Table 1 Ingredients and chemical composition of experimental diets

From: Rumen-protected methionine during the peripartal period in dairy cows and its effects on abundance of major species of ruminal bacteria

  Diet
Ingredient, % of DM Far-off Close-up Lactation
Alfalfa silage 12.00 8.34 5.07
Alfalfa hay 4.29 2.98
Corn silage 33.00 36.40 33.41
Wheat straw 36.00 15.63 2.98
Cottonseed 3.58
Wet brewers grains 4.29 9.09
Ground shelled corn 4.00 12.86 23.87
Soy hulls 2.00 4.29 4.18
Soybean meal, 48% CP 7.92 2.57 2.39
Expeller soybean meala 2.57 5.97
Soychlorb 0.15 3.86
Blood meal, 85% CP 1.00
ProVAAl AADvantagec 0.86 1.50
Urea 0.45 0.30 0.18
Rumen-inert fatd 1.02
Limestone 1.30 1.29 1.31
Salt 0.32 0.30 0.30
Dicalcium phosphate 0.12 0.18 0.30
Magnesium oxide 0.21 0.08 0.12
Magnesium sulfate 0.91 0.99
Sodium bicarbonate 0.79
Potassium carbonate 0.30
Calcium sulfate 0.12
Mineral vitamin mixe 0.20 0.17 0.18
Vitamin Af 0.015
Vitamin Dg 0.025
Vitamin Eh 0.38 0.39
Biotin 0.35 0.35
  1. aSoyPLUS (West Central Soy, Ralston, IA)
  2. bBy West Central Soy
  3. cPerdue AgSolutions LLC (Ansonia, OH)
  4. dEnergy Booster 100 (Milk Specialties Global, Eden Prairie, MN)
  5. eContained a minimum of 5% Mg, 10% S, 7.5% K, 2.0% Fe, 3.0% Zn, 3.0% Mn, 5,000 mg of Cu/kg, 250 mg of I/kg, 40 mg of Co/kg, 150 mg of Se/kg, 2,200 kIU of vitamin A/kg, 660 kIU of vitamin D3/kg, and 7,700 IU of vitamin E/kg
  6. fContained 30,000 kIU/kg
  7. gContained 5,009 kIU/kg
  8. hContained 44,000 kIU/kg