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National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Modeling: Animal Performance Information

Data can be downloaded in Excel format. Tables include: 1. Studies (reference, publication year, location); 2. Treatments (treatment description, number of animals, species, stage of production; 3. IngrComp (Ingredient Composition information, % DM); 4. Intake (Intake of nutrients, kg or g/d); 5. Digesta (rumen and total tract digestibility measurements, N flow measurements); 6. Milk (milk production, days in milk); 7. MilkComp (milk protein, fat, and lactose); 8. BW (body weight, body condition score); 9. BodyComp (body protein and fat); 10. Gain (average daily gain); 11. Diet (ingredients and inclusion rates); 12. Calorimetry (energy balance measurements from calorimetry studies); 13. Gest (Conception rate, birth rate, days pregnant); 14. GestComp (fluid, uterus, and conceptus composition); and 15. Environment (temperature, relative humidity).

Component data sets:

  • NRC Dairy Report: The data summarized in this set were compiled and used for derivation of the mathematical model published in Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition, 2001 prepared by the Subcommittee on Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, National Research Council.

  • Lofgreen Garrett: The data summarized in this set were a product of the research conducted by Dr. G.P. Lofgreen and Dr. W.N. Garrett both of the University of California, Davis. The data were collected in 5 comparative slaughter trials conducted over 4 years.

  • Environmental Stress: [to follow]

  • Beef Digestiblity: [to follow]

  • USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: The data are the product of over 20 years of energy and nitrogen balance studies conducted in the metabolism chamber facility maintained by USDA in Beltsville, MD.

This database is currently under construction; additional data and updates will be incorporated over time.

Dataset Info

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National Animal Nutrition Program
Product Type
Intended Use
To disseminate science-based information on animal nutrition to facilitate high-priority research among agricultural species.
National Animal Nutrition Program
Contact Name
Dilger, Ryan Neil
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Related Article

National Research Council (2001). Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle: Seventh Revised Edition, 2001. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 408 pp. ISBN: 978-0-309-06997-7

Related Content
Funding Source(s)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Hatch funds
U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Research Support Project (NRSP-9)
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
005:038 - Department of Agriculture - Extension
Bureau Code
005:00 - Department of Agriculture
005:20 - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Modified Date
Release Date
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Food composition
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Animals & Livestock
  • Animal production
  • Animals & Livestock
  • Agricultural Products
  • Animals
  • Dairy
  • Agricultural Products
  • Animals
  • Meat
  • Agricultural Products
  • Animals
  • Agricultural Products
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