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Methods for examining fungal prevalence in haylage

Spörndly, Rolf (2013). Methods for examining fungal prevalence in haylage. I/In: The 4th Nordic Feed Science Conference, 12-13 juni 2013, Uppsala.
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The production of organic milk is increasing in Sweden. In 2012 it made up 12.7% of total milk delivered. One constraining factor in the production is the scarcity of protein- rich feedstuffs. The price of protein- rich concentrates certified as organic is high, creating a growing interest in home-grown protein- rich feeds. Field beans, Vicia faba, is an attractive crop for organic cultivation and should have the potential to add valuable protein to diets for ruminants. Being a legume, field beans can fix atmospherics nitrogen and are also appreciated as a preceding crop in the crop rotation system due to its deep root system. However, rumen solubility of the protein fraction in field beans is high, as in most other home-grown crops. When feeding a diet based on grass-clover silage and concentrates based on wheat, barley or oats, all feeds consist of easily degrade protein. A protein supplement with higher resistance towards rumen degradation combined with a high total digestibility would be desirable.

Authors/Creators:Spörndly, Rolf
Title:Methods for examining fungal prevalence in haylage
Year of publishing :2013
Page range:39-42
Number of Pages:4
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:SLU, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Publication Type:Conference Paper (Paper)
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L02 Animal feeding
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:animal feed, field beans, Vicia faba, rumen solubility
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ID Code:15033
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
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Deposited On:23 Feb 2018 14:47
Metadata Last Modified:23 Feb 2018 14:48

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