Younie, David and Blanke, Bettina (2002) Effect of calcified seaweed application on grazing preference by dairy cows. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 173-178.
This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. An experiment was carried out to determine whether the application of calcified seaweed improved the preference of organic dairy cows for pasture. Two treatments were applied in May 2001; calcified seaweed applied at 625kg/ha (C+) or no application (C-). The number of cows grazing within individual plots was recorded in July and August 2001. A significantly higher number of cows were recorded in C+ plots than in C- plots. This effect could not be explained by changes in soil or herbage analysis. There may have been additional unknown effects of the C+ treatment on herbage palatability but the results may also have been influenced by external factors such as the location of water troughs.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; dairy cows, grazing, preference, calcified seaweed|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle|
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
|Research affiliation:|| UK|
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
|Deposited By:||Powell, Ms Jane|
|Deposited On:||20 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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