ORTS

This is a German word that refers to leftovers of a meal. In dairy nutrition the orts is the amount of feed refused from a daily offering. In dairy nutrition research, orts must be sampled and analyzed in order to calculate with precision the consumption of dry matter and nutrients by the cow. Orts expressed as a percent of dry matter offered is a criteria to determine whether an animal was fed ad libitum (Syn: refusals).




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Owner:Antonio A.Group:DS 414 Ruminant Nutrition
Created:2015-09-16 10:33 CDTUpdated:2020-08-30 15:36 CDT
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