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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Dairy Science.
The objectives of this experiment were:
To determine the influence of moisture in alfalfa forage, when ensiled with cracked corn on an equal dry matter basis, and fed as the complete ration to lactating cows. Responses measured were dry matter consumption, milk production, milk fat percentage, efficiency of production, body weight changes, apparent digestibilities of protein, dry matter, and energy.
To determine the effect of supplementing the previously mentioned alfalfa-cracked corn silage with pellets containing half alfalfa and half corn on animal performance.
To determine whether the silage moisture level and pellet supplementation interact in affecting responses.
Advisor: Foster G. Owen