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High- and Low-moisture alfalfa wafers for milk production


G. A. Hutton
Magnar Ronning
J. B. Dobie

Authors Affiliations

G. A. Hut ton, Jr., is Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County; Magnar Ronning is Associate Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of California, Davis; J. B. Dobie is Agricultural Engineer, U. C.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(6):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n06p3. June 1964.

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The daily consumption of high-moisture alfalfa wafers, with or without forced-air drying, averaged 31/2 Ibs per cow more than baled hay in a recent trial at Davis. There was no significant difference in milk production between conventionally stored wafers and baled hay, but on aerated wafers FCM (4% fat-corrected milk) was increased 2 Ibs per cow daily.

Hutton G, Ronning M, Dobie J. 1964. High- and Low-moisture alfalfa wafers for milk production. Hilgardia 18(6):3-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n06p3
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