A new net energy system for ruminants

J. Harkins, R. A. Edwards, P. Mcdonald

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A simplified Net Energy system for ruminants is described. It is based on the Metabolizable Energy system outlined by the Agricultural Research Council (1965) and enables a non-iterative approach to be used in the formulation of rations. The method is suitable for use in linear programming work and is illustrated, with appropriate tables, for growing cattle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal production
Issue number2
Publication statusPrint publication - Oct 1974


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