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A Comparison of Pearl Millet, Sudangrass and Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrid as Pasture for Lactating Dairy Cows1


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  1. Vol. 57 No. 3, p. 266-269
    Received: Sept 2, 1964

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  1. N. A. Clark,
  2. R. W. Hemken and
  3. J. H. Vandersall2



Comparable dry matter yields, carrying capacity, and milk yields were obtained from all pastures. Significant depression of butterfat occurred in cows grazing pearl millet. High grain levels depressed butterfat regardless of forage treatment and was additive to butterfat depression of cows grazing pearl millet. Crude protein showed seasonal variation in all years, but substantial differences between forages occurred only in 1962. Nitrate levels in pearl millet were generally higher than in the other forages.

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