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- Varga, G.A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of dairy science 2008 v.91 no.12 pp. 4801
- dairy cows; lactation; dietary carbohydrate; starch; sucrose; milk yield; cow feeding; alfalfa silage; lactation stage; dry matter intake; milk fat percentage; milk composition; ammonia; volatile fatty acids; urine; excretion; urea; nitrogen; intestinal microorganisms; microbial activity; rumen fermentation; nitrogen metabolism
- ... Replacing dietary starch with sugar has been reported to improve production in dairy cows. Two sets of 24 Holstein cows averaging 41 kg/d of milk were fed a covariate diet, blocked by days in milk, and randomly assigned in 2 phases to 4 groups of 6 cows each. Cows were fed experimental diets containing [dry matter (DM) basis]: 39% alfalfa silage, 21% corn silage, 21% rolled high-moisture shelled c ...