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Blue lupin as an alternative protein supplement for dairy cows fed grass silage-based diets

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Puhakka, L; Kokkonen, S; Jaakkola, S; Kokkonen, T and Vanhatalo, A (2017) Blue lupin as an alternative protein supplement for dairy cows fed grass silage-based diets. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 80-81.

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Summary

We examined the effects of substituting rapeseed meal with blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) on production and metabolism of cows fed grass silage-based diets. The results show that dry matter (DM) intake and milk production increase when cereal grain is substituted with blue lupin (BL) but decrease when rapeseed meal (RSM) is replaced with BL. Owing to its high energy and protein content BL is a potential home-grown feed for supplementing forage-based dairy cow diets.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:dairy cow, grain legume, protein supplement
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 2. Organic food, human health and wellbeing
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Tikkanen-Kaukanen, AdjProf Carina
ID Code:31482
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:17
Last Modified:19 Jun 2017 09:17
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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