How nutrition of gestating cows affects developing calves in utero is a research field that is wide open. Researchers at North Dakota State University have been examining this area, and in particular, how protein supplementation with dried distillers grains with solubles affects uterine blood flow.
Regardless of species, researchers have long known the importance of nutrition in gestating mothers.
"What a mom consumes dictates not only her performance, but also her offspring's performance," said Kim Vonnahme, associate professor of animal science at NDSU. "Conditions in utero set the stage for how the offspring perform outside the uterus."
Vonnahme said NDSU ...