Dry matter intake and digestion of alfalfa harvested at sunset and sunrise.

@article{Burns2005DryMI,
  title={Dry matter intake and digestion of alfalfa harvested at sunset and sunrise.},
  author={Joseph C. Burns and Henry F. Mayland and Dwight S. Fisher},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={262-70}
}
The preference exhibited by animals in selecting one feed over another is important only if the preferred diet is consumed daily in larger quantities, digested to a greater extent, or both. Six alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) hays were harvested in pairs at sunset (PM) and sunrise (AM) on consecutive days at three harvest dates. A previous study of these hays demonstrated differences in ruminant preference favoring PM harvests. This study evaluated the effects of time of cutting and harvest date… CONTINUE READING

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