Performance of lactating dairy cows managed on pasture-based or in freestall barn-feeding systems.

@article{Fontaneli2005PerformanceOL,
  title={Performance of lactating dairy cows managed on pasture-based or in freestall barn-feeding systems.},
  author={Renato Serena Fontaneli and Lynn E. Sollenberger and Ramon C. Littell and Charles R. Staples},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2005},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={1264-76}
}
The objective was to compare productive and metabolic responses of lactating dairy cows managed on 2 pasture-based systems using a concentrate supplement (n = 16) with those of a freestall housing system (n = 24). In a 259-d experiment, 3 multiparous Holstein cows were assigned at calving to each of 4 replicates of 2 pasture systems. For system 1, winter pastures were a mixture of rye, ryegrass, and crimson and red clover; summer pastures were pearl millet. Pasture system 2 included a rye… CONTINUE READING
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