Effect of increased maturity of silage maize at harvest on conservation, dairy cow performance and methane emission

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Abstract

Increasing maturity at harvest is evaluated as a cost-free method to increase starch concentration and rumen by-pass starch of maize silage, reducing methane emission. Results showed no effect on cow performance or silage stability, but the calculated effect on methane emission was low with the maize cultivar used.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.578
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • dairy farming
  • cattle feeding
  • force feeding
  • maize silage
  • ripening stage
  • dry matter
  • milk yield
  • feed intake
  • digestibility
  • feed formulation

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