Sodium bicarbonate buffer in dairy cow rations
California Agriculture 38(9):4-5. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n09p4.
It may improve production but doesn't replace good feeding and management
Donald L. Bath is Dairy Nutritionist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis; Shirl E. Bishop is Farm Advisor, Riverside County; Nyles G. Peterson is Farm Advisor, San Bernardino County; William B. Hight is Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Mddera County; Edward J. DePeters is Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis.
The authors are grateful to Church and Dwight Company, Inc., Piscataway, New Jersey, for supplying sodium bicarbonate and financial support; Teunis Holsteins, Corona, and 6T Ranch, Madera, for supplying cows, facilities, and labor; and Suzanne Strasser, Animal Science Extension Programmer, UC Davis, for statistical analysis of the data.