Effect of molasses supplementation on the production of lactating dairy cows fed diets based on alfalfa and corn silage.

@article{Broderick2004EffectOM,
  title={Effect of molasses supplementation on the production of lactating dairy cows fed diets based on alfalfa and corn silage.},
  author={Glen A. Broderick and Wolfgang Radloff},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={2997-3009}
}
Adding sugar to the diet has been reported to improve production in dairy cows. In each of 2 trials, 48 lactating Holsteins (8 with ruminal cannulas) were fed covariate diets for 2 wk, blocked by days in milk into 12 groups of 4, and then randomly assigned to diets based on alfalfa silage containing 4 levels of dried molasses (trial 1) or liquid molasses (trial 2). In both studies, production data were collected for 8 wk, ruminal samples were taken in wk 4 and 8, and statistical models were… CONTINUE READING