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Månsson, Ann-Christin, 2010. Grovfoder för dikor. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)



This literature review examines different forages which are well suited for suckle cow production in Sweden today. They should also be possible to cultivate in Sweden under the current circumstances. Crops suitable for grazing in Swedish climate but not used in Sweden today, but which may be relevant for Swedish conditions are also mentioned. In Sweden today, mainly grass silage, straw and hay are used as forage, but also wholecrop silage is used to some extent. However, concentrates are not used to a greater extent, since it contains too much energy. The concentrates that are used are oats, barley, rye and triticale. For cows other feeds are also used such as linseed, soybean, pea, broad beans and rapeseed. The alternative forage being investigated is lucerne, corn silage, sunflower silage, straw of peas, by-products of sugar production, turnips and lupine. Grazing crops that can extend the grazing period is lucernes, green fodder rape, sorghum, and turnips.

The work also identifies the different systems used in other countries and that can be used in Sweden now when the climate is changing, affecting, among other things, the cost of suckle cow production in Sweden. Animal welfare is also something that must be taken into consideration when various systems are tested

Main title:Grovfoder för dikor
Authors:Månsson, Ann-Christin
Supervisor:Johansson, Birgitta
Examiner:Nadeau, Elisabet
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:312
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VY001 Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science 270 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)
Keywords:dikor, grovfoder, suckler cow, roughage, bete
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal feeding
Animal husbandry
Deposited On:29 Jun 2010 13:23
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:14

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