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In vitro fermentation characteristics of ryegrass-white clover sward containing different proportions of chicory
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production, 2017)
Chicory (Cichorum intybus) is a deep-rooted grazeable forage used to overcome production and nutritive value shortfalls of perennial ryegrass (Loliun perenne) and white clover (Trifolium repens) swards during summer drought ...
Whole-farm modelling using different grazing-management strategies with diverse pastures within an irrigated dairy-farm system
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2018)
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of diverse pasture mixtures and grazing management on profitability of Canterbury dairy farms using a commercial modelling tool, Farmax Dairy Pro. Two years of pasture ...
Live weight gain, animal behaviour and urinary nitrogen excretion of dairy heifers grazing ryegrass–white clover pasture, chicory or plantain
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2017-12-20)
The objective of this study was to assess live weight gain, animal behaviour and N excretion in the urine of dairy heifers fed herbs during autumn and spring. Sixty heifers were allocated into five dietary treatments: 100% ...
Short-term grazing and urination behaviour of dairy cows differing in their genetic merit
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2018-10-21)
Breeding cows for improved production and production efficiency may have led to indirect selection for behavioural traits including grazing and urination behavioural patterns. This study investigated the relationship between ...