Winter milk output from forage should mirror 2015 production

Astley, Mark
September 2016
Farmers Weekly;9/9/2016, Issue 1133, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that well-balanced cow diets would result in similar milk production from forage in winter 2016. However, there were reports that first- and second-cut silage will not perform as good as in 2015. Trouw Nutrition GB analysed 3,441 first-cut and 1,309 second-cut silage samples and found that first-cut quality was similar to that in 2015 at 30.8% dry matter (DM), 10.7 metabolisable energy (ME), 14.1% crude protein (CP), and 49.8% neutral detergent fibre (NDF).


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