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Research Project: Forage Characteristics and Utilization that Improve Efficiency of Growth, Performance, Nutrient Use, and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production

Location: Dairy Forage Research

Title: Canola meal, a proven advantage in various diet formulations

Author
item Kalscheur, Kenneth
item Moore, Spencer - University Of Wisconsin

Submitted to: Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/25/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The use of oilseed crop by-products as animal feed is an effective way to feed dairy cattle and supply required nutrients, specifically protein. While soybean meal has long been a staple in North American dairy rations, the popularity of canola meal inclusion is on the rise due to an increase in canola production in North America. The increased availability of this quality animal feed has necessitated research efforts to evaluate its value in dairy production systems. Mid-lactation dairy cows result in similar or slightly greater performance when canola meal is included in their diets, but there appears to be great potential of including canola meal in the diets of early lactation dairy cows. Canola meal is a protein feedstuff that can be formulated in a wide range of lactating dairy cow diets.