Dairy cows grazing an alpine pasture: effect of pattern of supplement allocation on herbage intake, body condition, milk yield and coagulation properties

@article{Bovolenta2002DairyCG,
  title={Dairy cows grazing an alpine pasture: effect of pattern of supplement allocation on herbage intake, body condition, milk yield and coagulation properties},
  author={S. Bovolenta and W. Ventura and F. Malossini},
  journal={Animal Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={51},
  pages={15-23}
}
The effect of two patterns of concentrate allocation were studied on twenty-eight Italian Brown cows (initial milk yield, 19.4 kg·d -1 ) grazing an alpine pasture. One group was supplemented at a flat rate, based on the initial milk production (Flat Supplement, FS), while the second was supple- mented at a declining rate, according to the decline of lactation (Declining Supplement, DS). During an 8-week period in July and August, the cows were moved onto 8 successive sectors, ensuring a daily… Expand

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