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Integration of forage legumes with cereal crops. I. Effects of supplementation with graded levels of lablab hay on voluntary food intake, digestibility, milk yield and milk composition of crossbred cows fed maize-lablab stover or oats-vetch hay ad libitum

Mpairwe, D.R.; Sabiiti, E.N.; Ummuna, N.N.; Tegegne, A.; Osuji, P.

Livestock Production Science 79(2/3): 193-212

2003


ISSN/ISBN: 0301-6226
DOI: 10.1016/s0301-6226(02)00176-8
Accession: 003820078

This study examined the effect of lablab hay supplementation of crossbred cows fed forages from cereal+forage legume intercropping (maize-lablab (ML) stover or oats-vetch (OV) hay) basal diets on feed intake, apparent digestibility, milk yield and milk composition of crossbred cows. Forty eight multiparous (parity 2-4) cows approximately 60 days prepartum and mean live weight 445 S.D.+or-57 kg at the beginning of the experiment were used in the study.

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