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The effects of legume seeds on the lactation performance of dairy cows fed grass silage-based diets

Ramin, Mohammad and Höjer, Annika and Hetta, Mårten (2017). The effects of legume seeds on the lactation performance of dairy cows fed grass silage-based diets. Agricultural and Food Science. 26:3, 129-137
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.23986/afsci.64417

Abstract

The aim was to study if locally produced organic legume seeds as protein supplement could improve the performance of dairy cows. The experiment was a cyclic change over design were the control diet consisted of grass silage and barley (60:40) on a dry matter (DM) basis. Barley was replaced with rapeseed expeller (RSE), or isonitrogenous supplements of peas, untreated field beans (UFB), heat-treated FB (TFB) or a lower level of TFB (TFB-low) that provided the same dietary metabolizable protein concentrations as of UFB. None of the legume protein supplementations had effect on DM intake (DMI) neither on energy corrected milk yield compared to control. The RSE treatment increased milk (24.8 vs. 23.6 kg d(-1)) and protein yield (913 vs. 863 g d(-1)) compared to other protein supplements. Heat-treated FB had no effect on DMI, milk or protein yield compared to UFB. Only RSE resulted in improvements in dairy cows performance in relation to the control diet.

Authors/Creators:Ramin, Mohammad and Höjer, Annika and Hetta, Mårten
Title:The effects of legume seeds on the lactation performance of dairy cows fed grass silage-based diets
Series/Journal:Agricultural and Food Science (1795-1895)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:26
Number:3
Page range:129-137
Number of Pages:9
Publisher:Scientific Agricultural Society of Finland
ISSN:1795-1895
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
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 > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:field beans, heat treatment, protein supplement, pea, rapeseed expeller
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4719
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4719
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000418022000002
ID Code:15266
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden
(VH) > Dept. of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:25 Jan 2018 07:45
Metadata Last Modified:25 Jan 2018 07:45

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