Nutrition of Recipient Cows

Tugay Ayaşan


Recipient cows are vitally important to the success of transferred cow embryos. Proper nutritional management of recipient cows is necessary to achieve the production results desired in each production phase of recipient management. The nutritional goal must always be to maintain recipient cows in good body condition. Age, live weight, body condition, stress and previous feeding programs should be considered to achieve good recipient cow’s nutrition. Ration should be especially sufficient in point of energy, crude protein (CP), carbohydrate, vitamin and mineral levels. In this paper, nutrition of the recipient cows have been reviewed and the associated with components are emphasized.


Recipient cow; Nutrition; Embryo; Quality; Protein

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