Re: BST Question
Stew Gibson (SGIBSON@clover.uvm.edu)
Fri, 4 Feb 1994 12:20:33 EST
A BST-treated cow does need more feed if she responds to the
treatment with more milk. There's no "free lunch". Dry matter intake
increases in proportion to milk increase.
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> From: "John Lozier" <JLOZIER@WVNVM.WVNET.EDU>
> To: "SANET-MG" <email@example.com>
> Subject: BST Question
> Sanetters: here's a question.
> Can I assume that all parties agree that with BST, a cow produces
> more milk with no increase in feed intake?
> Never mind the other inputs for now.
> If my assumption is correct, the production-economic case
> for BST seems pretty strong with grain-fed dairy production.
> If my assumption is incorrect, then the opponents of BST seem not to
> be using one of their best arguments.
> Today is the big day; friends and the press are asking, and I would
> like to know what to say.
> Stewart Gibson Internet firstname.lastname@example.org
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