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Record number 425806
Title Effect of harvest maturity of maize silage on dairy cow performance and enteric methane emission estimated using the Dutch Tier 3 approach
Author(s) Zom, R.L.G.; Goselink, R.M.A.; Khan, N.; Bannink, A.
Source In: Proceedings of the 24th General meeting of the European Grassland federation, 03-07 June 2012, Lublin, Poland. - Poznan : Polish Grassland Society - ISBN 9788389250773 - p. 643 - 645.
Event Poznan : Polish Grassland Society - ISBN 9788389250773 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, 2012-06-03/2012-06-07
Department(s) LR - Backoffice
Livestock Research
Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2012
Abstract A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of harvest maturity of maize silage (maturity 300, 340, 380 and 420 g DM kg–1) on dry matter intake (DMI), milk performance and insitu rumen digestibility. Enteric CH4 emissions were estimated according to the Dutch IPCC Tier 3 approach. Increasing harvest maturity of maize silage resulted in increased starch content and the proportion of rumen by-pass starch. However, there were no significant effects on feed intake and milk production. Model calculations indicated a small reduction of methane production per unit of DMI with increased harvest maturity.
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