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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different levels of concentrate supplementation on the productive response of dairy cows fed high daily herbage allowance of spring pasture. The study was conducted from September to November of 2005. 28 spring calving Friesian cows were...

Author(s)
Pulido, R. G.; Escobar, A.; Follert, S.; Leiva, M.; Orellana, P.; Wittwer, F.; Balocchi, O.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
Citation
Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 2009, 41, 3, pp 197-204
Abstract

Pasture is a major component of the diet for dairy cows in Chile, and grain is often used as a supplement to increase milk production. The quantity of grain offered is affected by price and return to the farmer, but 6 kg/day is typical of many situations. However the benefits of feeding grain more...

Author(s)
Pulido, R. G.; Muñoz, R.; Lemarie, P.; Wittwer, F.; Orellana, P.; Waghorn, G. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2009, 125, 2/3, pp 109-114