Forage Processing of Whole Crop Cereals for Milk Production

Published 2 December 09

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This report contains the summary of farmer recommendations, the executive summaries from Year 1 and 2 and the final reports.

Two experiments with dairy cows in early lactation were conducted; In Year 1 the effects of processing (grinding) at harvest and stubble height on intake, milk yield and diet digestibility were determined. In Year 2 the effects of carbohydrate supplement to processed, urea-treated whole crop wheat were determined and compared with cows fed maize silage.