Whole-crop wheat for dairy cows: a comparison with maize silage
A study comparing the effects on cow performance of feeding either processed, urea-treated whole-crop wheat or maize silage.
Year of Publication2010
Wheat can be grown more widely than maize so the feeding of whole-crop wheat to dairy cows could be increased if it compares well with maize silage. Whole-crop wheat can be poorly digested by the cow. Adding sugars may help to improve cow performance by altering the way that whole-crop wheat is digested. This study compared the effects on cow performance of feeding good quality maize silage or adding different sugars to processed, urea-treated whole-crop wheat.
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Additional keywords/tagsdairy cow nutritiondairy cow feeding
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