Protein evaluation methods and systems in ruminants- Overview

Published on: 11/04/2013
Author/s : Umesh Sontakke, Sonali Prusty, S.S. Kundu and Goutam Mondal, Dairy Cattle Nutrition Division National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (India)

Balanced energy and protein feeding to animal is essential for optimum production from animals and low methane, nitrogen excretion into environment. Balancing diets for crude protein without taking in account protein quality or rumen degradability often led to overfeeding of nitrogen and less than optimal production. So various countries Viz. Europe, North America, and Australia developed their ow...

remove_red_eye 5206 forum 4 bar_chart Statistics share print
Share :
close
November 4, 2013
This is a clear overview of principles to estimate the protein value of feeds for ruminants. As an addition to this paper, I would like to mention some modifications that have recently been introduced.

In Europe, at least 3 revised systems have been published with improvements of these estimations: “Feed into Milk” (UK, 2004; C. Thomas, Ed), “NorFor” (Scandinavia, 2011; H. Volden, Ed), and “DVE/OEB2010” (Netherlands, 2011; van Duinkerken et al.,).

Protein evaluation systems also include protein requirements for maintenance, gestation and lactation and adequate supply of rumen degradable crude protein for optimal microbial functioning in the rumen. I hope the author will present this part of the protein evaluation systems in a next contribution.

Dr Ad van Vuuren, Wageningen UR and coordinator of EU-FP7 project “RedNEx”.
Reply
Ben Kimoro Ben Kimoro
M. SC. Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition)
November 5, 2013
This is a wonderful review of the protein evaluation systems and provides a critical body of knowledge especially for the ruminant nutritionists with an interest in protein utilization.

The comments on the recent additions is quite relevant and useful
Reply
November 11, 2013
Ad van Vuuren; Thank you so much for your valuable suggestion definitely I will include in next publication...
Reply
February 27, 2019

Dr.Umesh,

Compliments to you for an outstanding and comprehensive overview of the various protein evaluation systems around the world.

For an Indian context, which system would you propose to be most appropriate?

Thank you!

Reply
1
print
(5206)
(4)
Engormix reserves the right to delete and/or modify comments. See more details
Post a comment
Create new discussion :
If this discussion does not cover topics of interest or raises new questions, you can create another discussion.
Consult a professional in private:
If you have a specific problem you can perform a consultation privately to a professional in our community.
Dr. Steve Blezinger
Dr. Steve Blezinger
Nutrition and Management Consultant
  Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Professional Services
Dr. Christian Rippe DVM Dr. Christian Rippe DVM
Spring Hill, Florida, United States
Dr. Steve Blezinger Dr. Steve Blezinger
Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States
Jeffrey Bewley Jeffrey Bewley
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
Jasmer Singh Jasmer Singh
Rocklin, California, United States
 
   | 
Copyright © 1999-2020 Engormix - All Rights Reserved