TITLE

Getting the balance right for nitrogen and energy

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;10/26/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 17, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the results of on-farm trials which show that reducing the peaks and troughs of nitrogen made available from dairy diets to rumen bugs can help lower feed costs, increase forage use and lift milk yield. Studies incorporating 100 grams of Optigen, a nitrogen rich oil-coated prill, to replace 1 kilogram of soya bean meal in dairy diets delivered increases of 1.3 liters a cow a day and improvements in cow condition, according to Alltech ruminant technical manager David Wilde.
ACCESSION #
27637063

 

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