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The effect of feeding complete ration based on silage on the milk production of dairy cows



The effect of feeding complete ration based on silage on the milk production of dairy cows



Research Bulletin of Obihiro University Series I 12(3): 201-206



Two change over design experiments is three 20-day periods on 2 groups of 23 and 17 Holstein lactating cows (experiments [exp.] 1 and 2, respectively) were conducted in order to investigate the effect of feeding a complete ration based on silage on feed intake and milk production. The complete ration was composed of 3 parts haylage, 1 part chopped grass hay and 1 part concentrate (exp. 1); and 2 parts corn silage, 1 part hay silage, 1 part hay and 1 part concentrate (exp. 2) in dry form. During the control periods, concentrate was restricted to 4.5 kg (exp. 1) and 4 kg (exp. 2), and roughage was fed ad lib. Cows fed the separate ration consumed 3-7% more dry matter and produced 4-5% more milk (P < 0.01) than those fed the complete ration. A similar trend in milk production was shown in both groups of high and low production level. Feed of poor quality or palatability might be fed intentionally by mixing it into the complete ration, but the resulting feed intake and milk production of cows on the complete ration containing poor quality roughage was lower than cows on the ration fed separately ad lib. There were no significant differences in milk fat percentage, body weight gain or estimated gross efficiency of lactation.

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