Benutting van herfstgras op veengrond door melkkoeien

R.L.G. Zom, K. Sikkema, K.M. van Houwelingen

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    On peat soils, milk production of autumn grazed dairy cows is often disappointing. Reduced palatability (i.e. a musty smell) of autumn grazed grass and consequently a reduced intake is considered as the main reason for the decline in milk production. A grazing experiment was conducted to compare 3 different strategies of grassland management within a rotational grazing system to improve the utilisation of autumn grazed grass by dairy cows for milk production. In the experiment, 36 mid-lactation dairy cows were used to form 3 balanced groups (“control”, “rationed” and “clean”) of 12 cows each. For all strategies, the grass cover was aimed at approximately 1500 kg DM/ha (rising plate meter sward height of 16 to 18 cm) at the moment of turning into the paddocks
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationLelystad
    PublisherPraktijkonderzoek Veehouderij
    Number of pages22
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    NameRapport / Praktijkonderzoek Veehouderij


    • grassland management
    • dairy farming
    • grazing
    • cattle feeding
    • quality
    • comparative research
    • peat grasslands

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