Auteur: Spörndly R. and Spörndly E.
Jaar van uitgifte: 2015
With the aim to study the effect of protein supplement, two concentrate diets, one consisting of cereal grain only, and one with protein supplements added, were combined with two grass-clover silages with different contents of crude protein (130 and 170 g kg‑1 dry matter) and fed to 37 cows of the Swedish Red breed during 20 weeks. The silages, offered ad libitum, were of first cut, and to achieve the higher protein content additional pure red clover silage was added in a mixer wagon prior to feeding. The low protein silage was 95% dominated by timothy and meadow fescue. Concentrate type did not affect silage intake. Cows fed concentrate without protein supplement had a lower milk yield but a higher milk fat content (P