Legume-cereal forage mixtures for silage 2. Nutritive value of silage for dairy cows
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Research Institute of Animal Production, Experimental Farm, Lipowa, 32-083 Balice, Poland
Research Institute of Animal Production, Department of Feed Science and Animal Products, 32-083 Balice, Poland
Publication date: 1996-04-12
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1996;5(2):117–126
The nutritive value of silages prepared from mixtures of pea cut at different stages of vegetation (setting of pods, flat pods and full pods with milk and dough maturity of seeds) with spring wheat and Italian ryegrass were similar to that of silages from maize. Dry matter content in silages from the forage mixtures averaged about 19%, whereas from maize about 18%. Metabolizable energy was 10 and 9.7 MJ/kg DM, respectively. Voluntary intake of mixture with pea harvested at stage of full pod was similar to that of maize silage being 51.9 and 51.8 k/kg0.75 body weight, respectively. Milk production by cows between 70 and 150 days of lactation, protein and fat content in milk and physical properties of the milk did not differ regardless of type of silage fed.
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