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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING FORAGE AND GRAZING LANDS FOR MULTIPLE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Title: Energy Requirements of Grazing Activity

item Soder, Kathy

Submitted to: Internet Web Page
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2009
Publication Date: March 1, 2009
Citation: Soder, K.J. 2009. Energy Requirements of Grazing Activity. Internet Web Page. p. 1.

Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required.

Technical Abstract: Grazing dairy cows expend more energy than confined dairy cows due to grazing activity as well as walking between the pasture and the milking parlor twice a day. The amount of energy expended depends on a variety of factors, including weather, slope, and distance. This summary article was developed by request for the Organic Agriculture section of as a tool to determine the additional energy requirements of grazing dairy cows under a variety of environmental conditions.

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