Getting the balance right for nitrogen and energy

October 2007
Farmers Weekly;10/26/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 17, p35
Trade Publication
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.


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