Researchers study chop length of low-quality forage

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Penn State research suggests that when low-quality forage is added to the diet to achieve extra chewing or rumination, chopping it fine enough to minimize sorting will help cows to consume the amount of forage desired and still provide physically effective fiber.

Results of the research into the effects of chop length when feeding low-quality hay or straw to late-lactation or dry cows were recently published in the journal Animal.

Jud Heinrichs, professor of dairy science at Penn State University, discusses the research results in the February 2013 Penn State Dairy Digest.

Source: Penn State Extension Dairy Team



Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


Grand L60 Series

Kubota’s Grand L60 Series combines a higher level of luxury with outstanding productivity never before seen in this class of ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

)
Feedback Form
Leads to Insight