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Pea and pea-grain mixtures as whole crop protein silage for dairy cows

Rondahl, Tomas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Country: Sweden
In this review the use of pea and pea/grain mixtures as whole crop protein silage for dairy cows is discussed. An introductory discussion concerns the ensilage process and protein degradation and effects of different silage additives. To minimise protein loss, prewilting time should be kept short. An acid additive will reduce respiration and thereby reduce protein degradation. The main part of the review discusses nutritional and botanical changes during development as well as results from both in vitro and in vivo experiments. The crude protein content of pea crops is relatively stable throughout development; therefore the cereal crop frequently determines opti...
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