Benutting najaarssnede grasklaver in biologische melkveerantsoenen = Utilization of autumn cut grassclover in organic dairy cow rations

A. Klop, D.F. ter Veer, C.J. Henniphof, W.J. Koopman, M. Plomp, G. van Duinkerken

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The possibilities to optimally utilise protein-rich autumn grass with clover in organic dairy farming were investigated extensively. Drying grass clover artificially improves the nutritional value and has more prospects as feed than if ensiled. An experiment with grass pellets yielded comparable results with concentrates. Thanks to the current subsidy for drying it is economically interesting to have grass clover dried to spare the purchase of concentrates. In organic farming, various farms dry part of their roughage surplus to grass (clover) pellets annually.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NamePraktijkRapport / Praktijkonderzoek, Animal Sciences Group : Rundvee
PublisherAnimal Sciences Group
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • dairy cows
  • dairy farming
  • organic farming
  • grasses
  • clovers
  • trifolium
  • autumn
  • dry feeds
  • drying
  • pelleted feeds
  • cattle feeding
  • fodder grasses

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