Table 1: Formulation and composition of diet as percentage of dry matter.

Ingredients% of DM

Alfalfa bale19.0
Ground corn grain64.0
Soybean meal16.0
Trace mineral and vitamins0.8
Tannins blend0.2

Total100.0

Composition analysis% of DM

CP15.0
RDP9.3
Total calcium0.9
Total phosphorus0.4

Energy analysisMcal/kg

ME2.97
NEm2.01
NEg1.35

DM: dry matter; CP: crude protein; RDP: rumen degradable protein; ME: metabolizable energy; NEm: net energy for maintenance; NEg: net energy for gain.