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dc.contributor.authorJudson, H.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Granten
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T03:20:51Z
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationJudson, H. G. & Edwards, G. R. (2008). Survey of management practices of dairy cows grazing kale in Canterbury. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 70, 249–254.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4493
dc.description.abstractMany dairy cows, particularly in southern New Zealand have kale (Brassica olercaea) as a major component of their winter diet. Anecdotal evidence suggests variable results in cow body condition are achieved when kale is used as a component of the winter diet. A survey of crop yield, nutritive value and grazing management practices of kale crops was undertaken in Canterbury during winter 2007 to investigate possible causes of these variable results. Kale utilisation ranged from less than 40% to greater than 90% on kale yields that ranged from 5-17 t DM. Nutritive value of kale was generally high (12 MJ ME/kg DM) but diet ME declined as grazing residuals decreased due to the poorer quality of the lower stem. Two thirds of the herds consumed less than the targeted DM intake by more than 1 kg DM/cow/day. Inaccurate crop allocation was the likely cause of cows not achieving their targeted kale intakes.en
dc.format.extent249-254en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.sourceProceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.subjectgrazingen
dc.subjectkaleen
dc.subjectutilisationen
dc.subjectallowanceen
dc.subjectqualityen
dc.subjectdairyen
dc.titleSurvey of management practices of dairy cows grazing kale in Canterburyen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.uniten
lu.contributor.uniten
lu.contributor.unitVice Chancellor's Officeen
pubs.finish-date2008-10-16en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 70th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 14-16 October 2008, Blenheim.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Vice Chancellor's Office
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2008-10-14en
pubs.volume70en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4165-007X
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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