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A comparison between direct cut and wilted metered chop silage for milk production



A comparison between direct cut and wilted metered chop silage for milk production



Experimental Husbandry (38): 115-127



A 2 yr experiment was carried out to compare the type of silage fermentation and milk production from direct cut and metered chop silage by self feeding them to milking cows. The method of harvesting had no consistent effect upon silage fermentation in either year. A small, non-significant improvement in milk yield from cows and heifers fed metered chop silage in the 2nd yr was attributed to better silage dry matter intake. The shorter silage staple length achieved by the metered chop harvester probably contributed more than any other factor to the improved silage dry matter intake.

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