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Dry matter intake and body condition score change of dairy cows grazing fodder beet, kale and kale-oat forage systems in winter
Crop dry matter (DM) yield, DM utilisation and body condition score (BCS) of dairy cows were measured over two winters on an irrigated stony, free-draining Balmoral soil for three crop grazing systems: fodder beet (FB); ...
The effect of four different pasture species compositions on nitrate leaching losses under high N loading
(Wiley on behalf of the British Society of Soil Science, 2014-03)
Nitrate (NO₃⁻) leaching can cause elevated concentrations of NO₃⁻-N in water, which can have adverse impacts on water quality and human health. In grazed pasture systems, most of the NO₃⁻-N leaching occurs beneath animal ...