Energy and protein supplements for straw-based winter diets for suckler cows

C. Ball, P. J. Broadbent, T. L. Dodsworth

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Abstract

A variety of energy and protein supplements for winter diets based on barley straw were tested in experiments carried out over three years with spring-calving suckler cows. All the supplements resulted in satisfactory calf weaning weights and cow performance but there were indications that a low level (2·3 kg) of barley plus 68 g urea adversely affected the birth weights of calves and their performance from birth to turnout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalAnimal production
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - May 1971

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