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Effect of increasing dietary proportion of plantain on milk production and nitrogen use of grazing dairy cows in late lactation
(CSIRO Publishing, 2021-03-04)
Context: Plantain has shown promise as a forage that can mitigate nitrogen (N) losses from farm systems, although adoption and regulation requires knowledge of the minimum amount of forage area or diet quantity to observe ...
Effect of vernalisation on the diurnal changes in fatty acid profile and nutrient composition of chicory in response to defoliation frequency
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2021-01-11)
The effect of defoliation frequency and severity on FA and nutrient composition of forage chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) before and after vernalisation were compared. Before vernalisation, the FA and nutrient components ...
Fodder beet to support early and late lactation milk production from pasture, is it worth the risk?
High yielding crops such as maize (Zea mays L.) and fodder beet (FB; Beta vulgaris L), are commonly used to extend lactation and increase animal productivity from pastoral dairy systems. Financial modelling to compare costs ...
Modelling feeding strategies to improve milk production, rumen function and discomfort of the early lactation dairy cow supplemented with fodder beet
(Cambridge University Press, 2020-05)
Feeding fodder beet (FB) to dairy cows in early lactation has recently been adopted by New Zealand dairy producers despite limited definition of feeding and grazing management practices that may prevent acute and sub-acute ...
Role of plants in reducing nitrogen losses
(Royal Society of New Zealand, 2020-01-19)
We are pleased to present this special issue, ‘Role of plants in reducing nitrogen losses’. This issue brings together a group of studies that have focused on the role of crops and forages in mitigating nitrogen (N) losses ...
Production, profit and nitrogen flows in irrigated dairy systems representing different industry development pathways: The Pastoral 21 experience in Canterbury
(Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2020-08-26)
Future development pathways for irrigated dairy farms in Canterbury operating under stricter nitrogen (N) loss limits were compared in two farmlets over four years. One represented the traditional pathway of intensification ...