Peas can replace soybean meal and corn grain in dairy cow diets.

  title={Peas can replace soybean meal and corn grain in dairy cow diets.},
  author={Mike Vander Pol and Alexander N Hristov and Shahriar Raj Zaman and Nathaniel Delano},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={91 2},
The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effect of a partial substitution of soybean meal and corn grain with field peas in dairy cow diets on intake, milk yield and composition, nutrient digestibility, and urinary and fecal N losses. Twenty-four lactating Holstein cows were blocked into 2 groups based on parity, days in milk, and milk yield at the end of a 2-wk covariate period. Cows within group were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments: control and pea diets. Approximately… CONTINUE READING
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