Grass silage is best route to building protein levels

Davies, Robert
June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/8/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 23, p37
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the recommendations from nutritionist David Peers for beef producers to focus on improving grass quality rather than buying protein supplements. In reporting the results of an outwintering feed trial, Peers acknowledged a worrying decline in crude protein levels in a high proportion of Welsh first-cut silages. He reported that supplementing with either soya or rape meal produced marked increases in daily gain on both lower quality silage and over the whole trial.


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