Effect of grain and forage fractions of corn silage on milk production and composition in dairy cows.

@article{Boivin2013EffectOG,
  title={Effect of grain and forage fractions of corn silage on milk production and composition in dairy cows.},
  author={Martine Boivin and Rachel Gervais and P. Yvan Chouinard},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={245-54}
}
Corn silage (CS) is associated with a reduction in milk fat content. The fact that CS is constituted of a grain and a forage fraction could explain this effect. This experiment evaluated the effect of grain fraction of CS on rumen fermentation, production performance and milk composition. Earless CS (ECS) was harvested after manually removing corn ears from the plant. Whole CS (WCS) was harvested from the same field on the same day. Eight (four ruminally fistulated) multiparous Holstein cows… CONTINUE READING