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Comparison of a system of rotational grazing of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) with a system of total confinement of dairy cattle



Comparison of a system of rotational grazing of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) with a system of total confinement of dairy cattle



Archivos Latinoamericanos de Produccion Animal 2(1): 69-83



A system of milk production from cows grazing lucerne as the only feed was evaluated and compared with a conventional system of total confinement. Data collected from April 1992 until Jan. 1993 included forage production and quality; animal behaviour at pasture and residual forage after grazing; milk yield and composition; liveweight gain; feed intake; and economic feasibility of both systems, in terms of milk produced, feeds purchased, labour costs, and return on invested capital.

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