High- and Low-moisture alfalfa wafers for milk production
G. A. Hutton
Magnar Ronning, University of California
J. B. Dobie, U. C.
California Agriculture 18(6):3-4. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v018n06p3.
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.
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.