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- Broderick, G.A.; Koegel, R.G.; Mauries, M.J.C.; Schneeberger, E.; Kraus, T.J.
- Journal of dairy science 1999 v.82 no.11 pp. 2472
- diet; dairy cows; alfalfa silage; chemical composition; pH; maturity stage; digestibility; feed intake; liveweight gain; milk yield; milk fat yield; milk protein yield; milk fat percentage; milk protein percentage; urea; milk; feed conversion; volatile fatty acids; amino acids; ammonia; rumen fluids
- ... Five feeding studies were conducted with 141 lactating Holstein cows comparing macerated and control alfalfa silage harvested at two cuttings in each of 2 yr. Overall, silage made from macerated alfalfa contained more ash (suggesting improved soil contamination); greater fiber and lower nonprotein nitrogen (NPN) content suggested greater fermentation in the silo. In a digestion study, two diets we ...