Milk production and concentrations of blood metabolites as influenced by the level of wet distiller's solubles in dairy cows receiving grass silage-based diet

Pekka Huhtanen, Harri Miettinen
1992 Agricultural and Food Science  
Twelve Finnish Ayrshire cows were used in a 4 x 4 Latin square design with 4-week experimental periods to study the effects of replacing increasing amount of barley with wet distiller's solubles (WDS) on feed intake, milk production, digestibility and blood constituents. The four dietary treatments consisted of grass silage ad libitum and 7.8 kg dry matter (DM)/d of barley, of which 0 (WDSO), 1 (WDS1), 2 (WDS2) and 3 kg DM/d (WDS3) was replaced with WDS. Mainly because of a greater intake of
more » ... centrate with WDS containing diets silage DM intake varied quadratically (P
doi:10.23986/afsci.72448 fatcat:yrubx57spzctzlnwenvx2sni6y