Feed calculations in NorFor

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


NorFor has an extensive feed characterization program. In addition to the feed constituents described in Chapter 4, several feed characteristics are calculated from information based on chemical fractions, and their degradation and digestion characteristics. Nevertheless, efficientuse of a feed evaluation system in practice requires commercial feed analyses that are reliable and can be performed at a low cost. Therefore, several feed characteristics are predicted using either in vitro methods or NIRS.


Feed Mixture Organic Matter Digestibility Effective Degradability Digestion Characteristic Silage Intake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TINE and the Norwegian University of Life SciencesAkershusNorway

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