Impact of dietary fiber and physical form on performance of lactating dairy cows.

@article{Woodford1986ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of dietary fiber and physical form on performance of lactating dairy cows.},
  author={J. A. T. Woodford and N A Jorgensen and G P Barrington},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1986},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={1035-47}
}
Two trials were conducted to study the effects of forage intake and physical form on lactating cow performance. In trial 1, four cows in a 4 X 4 Latin square were fed long alfalfa hay at 28, 36, 45, and 53% of total dry matter plus concentrate. Total dry matter intake was not affected by forage percent. Total chewing time and milk fat percentage increased linearly with increasing forage consumption. Maximum 4% fat-corrected milk production occurred when diets contained 27% neutral detergent… CONTINUE READING

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