Effect of feeding red clover, lucerne and kale silage on the voluntary intake and liveweight gain of growing lambs

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference, Belfast 3-6 July 2005
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Pages155-156
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-90-76998-75-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSilage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 03 Jul 200506 Jul 2005

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ConferenceSilage production and utilisation. Micro-satellite of International Grassland Congress - incorporating the XIV International Silage Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityBelfast
Period03 Jul 200506 Jul 2005
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Abstract

This book is essential reading for all those involved in forage conservation and provides a fascinating insight into current practices and the science underpinning forage conservation. Key subject areas include opportunities to enhance the fermentation process through crop manipulation prior to ensiling and the use of bacterial additives applied during ensiling. Latest developments in techniques for chemical and biological characterisation of silages are reviewed, including grass silage, alternative forages (whole crop wheat and maize silage) and tropical forages. The book also focuses on current developments in feeding of beef and dairy cattle with conserved forage with particular emphasis on factors influencing intake, digestion and animal performance. Overall this is an important reference book, which provides an excellent overview of current developments in forage conservation and utilization of conserved forage in animal production systems.