Lotus Corniculatus and Condensed Tannins – Effects on Milk Production by Dairy Cows

@inproceedings{Woodward2007LotusCA,
  title={Lotus Corniculatus and Condensed Tannins – Effects on Milk Production by Dairy Cows},
  author={Sharon L. Woodward and P. J. Laboyrie and Elena Jansen},
  year={2007}
}
Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) increases milk yield of dairy cows. An indoor feeding experiment using Friesian dairy cows in mid lactation was conducted to determine what proportions of the milk yield and composition changes were due to the condensed tannins (CT) in Lotus, and what proportions were due to factors associated with legumes (higher herbage intake and forage quality). Cows were fed either perennial ryegrass or Lotus, and were also drenched with either polyethylene glycol… CONTINUE READING

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