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Effects of molassed sugar-beet pulp, corn or a mixture of oats, wheat and soybean meal as supplements to grass silage on feed intake and milk yield of dairy cows



Effects of molassed sugar-beet pulp, corn or a mixture of oats, wheat and soybean meal as supplements to grass silage on feed intake and milk yield of dairy cows



Wirtschaftseigene Futter 39(3): 201-214



2 experiments (V 1, V 2) with 28 crossbred cows (Simmental times Red Holstein Friesian) each were carded out to investigate the effects of different carbohydrate sources on feed intake, milk yield, composition of milk and urea content of milk. A randomized complete block design with four cows per block was the experimental arrangement. The treatments were: only wilted grass silage (treatment 1), grass silage plus molassed sugar-beet pulp (treatment 2), grass silage plus corn (treatment 3) and grass silage plus a mixture of oats, wheat and soybean meal (treatment 4). Each experiment lasted including the pre-period of 1 week 9 weeks. Grass silage was offered all cows ad libitum. From a daily milk yield of 7 to 25 kg concentrates (C 1) were offered on equal energy basis per block. Cows with a higher daily milk yield received concentrates (C 2) individual. Average daily silage intake (V 1, V 2) were 12.5 kg DM, 9.8 kg DM, 10.5 kg DM and 9.5 kg DM for treatment 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively, with treatment 1 being significantly higher than the other treatments. Concentrate intake averaged (V 1, V 2) 6.9 kg DM per cow. The daily milk production for treatment 1 was 16.3 kg. In contrast to this the supplementation with molassed sugar-beet pulp (18.5 kg), corn (19.9 kg) or the mixture of cereals (22.2 kg) resulted in a significant higher daily milk production. The content of milk fat, protein and lactose was in tendency lower for treatment 1. No significant differences in the average (V 1, V 2) contents of milk fat (4.30%), protein (3.31%) and lactose (4.73%) were observed between the treatments 2, 3 and 4. However, in V 2 the content of milk fat (3.83%) was significant lower for treatment 4 than for treatment 2. The average (V 1, V 2) urea contents of milk were 28.3, 21.1, 13.9 and 12.9 mg/100 ml for treatment 4, 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

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