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Record number 353893
Title Proceedings of the Frontis workshop on fresh herbage for dairy cattle : the key to a sustainable food chain
Author(s) Elgersma, A.; Dijkstra, J.; Tamminga, S.
Source Dordrecht : Springer (Wageningen UR Frontis series vol. 18) - ISBN 9781402054518
Department(s) Crop and Weed Ecology
Animal Nutrition
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) melkvee - grasbestand - begrazing - soortenrijkdom - lolium perenne - voeropname - voedingsstoffen - voedersupplementen - graslandbeheer - stikstofmetabolisme - lipiden - melkkwaliteit - diervoeding - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - dairy cattle - herbage - grazing - species richness - feed intake - nutrients - feed supplements - grassland management - nitrogen metabolism - lipids - milk quality - animal nutrition - sustainability
Categories Cattle / Grazing
Abstract Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management and grass utilization for dairy production in temperate and subtropical regions has recently led to considerable research efforts. In the past this research often emphasized on plant and animal aspects separately. However, the interrelationship between pasture and the grazing ruminant is a dynamic, two-way process. Many people are not aware of these complex relations, and scientists often focus on either soil-plant interactions, plant production, animal nutrition, animal production or product quality issues. This book contains the contributions of researchers and experts in the field of grassland management and grass utilization. Chapters are arranged in an order that allows progressive development within the food chain, moving from the big picture to basic principles of grassland management and effects on herbage quality, intake and nutrient flows.
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