Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Hay quality studies


Hay, Nutritive value, Dairy cattle

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Increasing stocking rates and production levels of dairy cows are placing greater emphasis on the quality and quantity of conserved fodder. While fodder quality is important at all times, it is especially important when fodder is fed to lactating cows or cows on poor quality or inadequate feed.

To determine the 1971 hay quality, a survey of protein, in vitro digestibility, phosphorus and potassium levels of 200 hay samples from all dairy districts was conducted by senior pasture and agronomy adviser, Mr. R. N. Glencross.


Found in previous article. Reproductive wastage in sheep in non-clover areas Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol3 No 3 Page No 91

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