New Zealand dairy farmers have not achieved the increases in milk production that parallel those of other countries and this has led to a re- evaluation of the opportunities to use feed inputs to complement pasture diets for dairy production. An improved understanding of the chemical composition of pastures, a re-examination of pasture growth dynamics, and recent experimental evidence and farmer experience suggests that there is potential to increase milk production from pasture through strategic inputs of feeds to increase dry matter intake and improve the nutrient balance of the cow
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 56, , 270-275, 1996
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