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Fine-tuning ruminant phosphorus nutrition

Supplying dietary phosphorus to ruminants can be a wasteful business. We need to have better knowledge of how much dietary P from feedstuffs is available to the rumen, so that it contributes more to the animal and less to environmental pollution. New techniques are under development to predict how dietary P is partitioned in ruminants.

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