© 2011

NorFor - The Nordic feed evaluation system

  • Harald Volden

Part of the EAAP – European Federation of Animal Science book series (EAAP, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-20
  2. H. Volden, A. H. Gustafsson
    Pages 21-22
  3. H. Volden
    Pages 23-25
  4. M. Åkerlind, N. I. Nielsen, H. Volden
    Pages 27-32
  5. H. Volden
    Pages 33-40
  6. M. Åkerlind, M. Weisbjerg, T. Eriksson, R. Tøgersen, P. Udén, BL Ólafsson et al.
    Pages 41-54
  7. H. Volden
    Pages 55-58
  8. H. Volden, N. I. Nielsen
    Pages 81-84
  9. N. I. Nielsen, H. Volden
    Pages 85-111
  10. H. Volden, N. I Nielsen, M. Åkerlind, M. Larsen, Ø. Havrevoll, A. J. Rygh
    Pages 113-126
  11. P. Nørgaard, E. Nadeau, Å. Randby, H. Volden
    Pages 127-132
  12. M. Åkerlind, H. Volden
    Pages 137-139
  13. H. Volden, N. I. Nielsen, M. Åkerlind, A. J. Rygh
    Pages 141-165
  14. H. Volden, H. D. Rokkjær, A. Göran, M. Åkerlind
    Pages 167-177
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


NorFor is a semi-mechanistic feed evaluation system for cattle, which is used by advisors in Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This book describes in detail the system and it covers five main sections. The first is concerned with information on feed characteristics, feed analysis and feed digestion methods. The second section describes the digestion and metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract and the supply and requirement of energy and metabolizable amino acids. The third section considers the prediction of feed intake and physical structure of the diet. The fourth section focuses on model evaluation and the final section provides information on the IT solutions and feed ration formulation by a non-linear economical optimization procedure. This book will be of significant interest to researchers, students and advisors of cattle nutrition and feed evaluation.

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Volden
    • 1
  1. 1.TINE and the Norwegian University of Life SciencesAkershusNorway

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