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- Cabiddu, Andrea; Wencelová, Monica; Bomboi, Giovanni; Decandia, Mauro; Molle, Giovanni; Salis, Lorenzo
- Grassland science 2017 v.63 no.2 pp. 101-110
- Trifolium alexandrinum, etc ; alpha-linolenic acid; animal products; animals; cultivars; diet; dry matter accumulation; fatty acid composition; fertilizer rates; forage; grazing; leaves; monounsaturated fatty acids; nitrogen fertilizers; phenology; regrowth; silage making; stems; vegetative growth; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Grazing animals have diets rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), in particular α‐linolenic acid (C18:3n‐3), so pasture is the richest and most environmentally sustainable source of unsaturated fatty acids for animal products. The concentration of PUFA in forages varies with species, cultivar, phenological stage, silage making technique, regrowth interval, nitrogen fertilization level and oth ...