Comparison of whole sugar cane and corn silage as roughage for milking cows

Authors

  • Edison Valvasori Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa, SP
  • Carlos de Sousa Lucci Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, São Paulo, SP.
  • Juliana Rodrigues Pozzi Arcaro Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa, SP
  • Fernando Lima Pires Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa, SP
  • Irineu Arcaro Júnior Instituto de Zootecnia, Nova Odessa, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.1994.52113

Keywords:

Dairy cows, Feeding, Corn silage, Cane sugar

Abstract

Twelve Holstein and Brown Swiss cows were used in a switch-back design, with three treatments: A) corn silage + 1,50 kg soybean meal; B) 50% corn silage + 50% sugar cane + 2,25 kg soybean meal; C) sugar cane + 3.00 kg soybean meal. The females received concentrates on a daily basis of 1 kg per 2.5 kg of milk produced above 8 kg. The daily milk production (FCM) per cow was: A) 19,63 kg, B) 18,94 kg, C) 18.07 KG and differences were not significant (P>0.05). Treatments did not affect the fat content of milk or the live weight of the cow, but dry matter intake and total digestible nutrients decreased, when levels of sugar cane in the diets increased. In this trial, com silage and sugar cane were used with similar results, as roughages for dairy cows producing 18 kg milk by cow by day.

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Published

1995-12-04

Issue

Section

ANIMAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL DISEASES

How to Cite

1.
Valvasori E, Lucci C de S, Arcaro JRP, Pires FL, Arcaro Júnior I. Comparison of whole sugar cane and corn silage as roughage for milking cows. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 1995 Dec. 4 [cited 2024 Jun. 18];32(4):224-8. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/52113