dry matter

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dry matter

plant or animal tissue residue after it has been heated to a constant weight and all of the moisture in the sample has been driven off by gentle heat.

dry matter basis
a method of expressing the concentration of a nutrient or poison in a feed, by expressing its concentration in terms of the dry matter content.
dry matter intake
the feed intake, usually per day, expressed in terms of its dry matter content.
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The comment behind the input, Breeding adjustment factor for dry matter intake, is shown in Figure 17-6.
Apparent dry matter intake was defined as the difference between pre- and postgrazing available herbage, summed over five grazing events.
nitens were most consumed and composed 48%, 64%, and 68% of plant dry matter intake by G.
DCAD-induced overacidification causes a significant reduction in dry matter intake (DMI) of the animals during a period when they are vulnerable to postpartum diseases such as LDA (Cook et al.
Table 2 presents the means of concentrate intake, forage intake and total dry matter intake, forage: concentrate ratio in the diet, dry matter intake in relation of body weight and feed conversion of kid goats fed with diets containing different levels of glycerin inclusion.
Dry matter intake, milk yield and composition were not influenced by the DPB and source of protein.
Antonella Baldi of the University of Milan, meanwhile, encouraged the extra use of antioxidant supplements for dairy cows during the transition period to respond to the limited dry matter intake often noticed.
The diets were fed for the first 17 weeks of lactation, with dry matter intake and milk production recorded daily, and live weight and body condition on a weekly basis.
Friesian heifers and beef steers are being outwintered on the kale, and will also receive 30% of their total dry matter intake with baled straw to add structure to the diet.
Dry matter intake per 100 kg of body weight also increased linearly with increasing allowance.