Influence of herbage species , cultivar and cutting date on fatty acid composition of herbage and lipid metabolism during ensiling

@inproceedings{Ranst2009InfluenceOH,
  title={Influence of herbage species , cultivar and cutting date on fatty acid composition of herbage and lipid metabolism during ensiling},
  author={G. Van Ranst and V. Fievez and Maurits Vandewalle and Jan De Riek and Erik J. Van Bockstaele},
  year={2009}
}
The fatty acid (FA) concentration of herbage and lipid metabolism in silage, mainly oxidation and lipolysis, of different species (perennial ryegrass, red clover and white clover) and three cultivars of white and red clover at three cutting dates in the growing season (April, July and October) were studied. FA concentration and composition was strongly affected by species and cutting date. Perennial ryegrass had lower concentrations of C16:1, C18:0, C18:1 and C18:2 than red and white clover… CONTINUE READING