Importance of Fiber digestibility on performances of dairy cows

By M. Krämer-Schmid, P. Lund, M.R. Weisbjerg

Published on 01/09/2016

Title of the scientific publication: “Importance of NDF digestibilityGlossaryView allDigestibility
Capacity to be digested (difference between intake and fecal output), in %.
of whole crop maize silage for dry matter intake and milk production in dairy cows”

A + 0.01 increase in the coefficient of maize silage NDF digestibility improved daily milk yield with 82 g and daily weight gain with 12 g: results of a large-scale meta-analysis (29 experiments with 96 dietary treatments) confirming the impact of  NDF digestibility  on dairy cow performance.

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