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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE A-9. NUTRIENT VALUE OF COMMON FORAGES
Net Energy
Forage DM
%
CP
%DM
UIP
%CP
DIP
%CP
SIP
%CP
ADF
%DM
NDF
%DM
NFC
%DM
TDN
%DM
Milk
Mcal/lb
DM
Gain
Mcal/lb
DM
Fat
%DM
Ash
%DM
Ca
%DM
P
%DM

Alfalfa, hay
  -early vegetative 90 23.0 25 75 30 28 38 24.8 66 .68 .42 4.0 10.2 1.80 .35
  -early bloom 90 18.0 30 70 29 31 42 27.4 60 .61 .34 3.0 9.6 1.41 .22
  -mid bloom 90 17 33 67 28 35 46 25.3 58 .59 .31 2.6 9.1 1.41 .24
  -full bloom 90 15.0 40 60 26 37 50 24.1 55 .56 .26 2.0 8.9 1.25 .22
Alfalfa, haylage
  -early bloom 65 18.0 24 76 35 31 42 27.4 60 .61 .34 3.0 9.6 1.41 .22
50 18.0 22 78 40 31 42 27.4 60 .61 .34 3.0 9.6 1.41 .22
30 18.0 16 84 55 31 42 27.4 60 .61 .34 3.0 9.6 1.41 .22
Alfalfa (1/2)-grass (1/2)
  -early 50 17 29 71 28 33 49 21.9 64 .64 .39 2.8 9.9 .86 .30
  -late 50 13.0 35 65 25 40 60 15.5 53 .54 .25 2.2 8.4 .78 .22
Barlage, average 45 9.0 25 75 25 33 60 21.4 63 .64 .26 2.1 7.6 .21 .30
Birdsfoot trefoil,
  -early bloom 90 18.0 30 70 29 33 43 29.5 63 .64 .32 2.1 7.4 1.75 .22
Bromegrass,
  -pasture, spring 25 24.0 20 80 45 30 55 9.0 72 .74 .47 2.6 9.4 .40 .37
  -late bloom 90 10.0 40 60 20 43 68 11.3 59 .60 .32 2.3 8.4 .30 .35
Clover, alsike,
  -average 90 14.9 40 60 26 35 46 27.4 58 .59 .31 3.0 8.7 1.29 .26
Clover, ladino
  -pasture 20 22.0 15 85 35 32 36 29.2 65 .67 .44 2.7 10.1 1.35 .31
Clover, red,
  -average 50 16.0 25 75 40 36 46 26.7 55 .56 .26 2.8 8.5 1.53 .25
Corn silage,
  -high in grain 35 8.1 35 65 45 22 42 42.3 72 .73 .47 3.1 4.5 .20 .22
  -average in grain 35 8.5 30 70 50 26 48 39.5 70 .70 .43 3.0 5.0 .20 .22
  -low in grain 35 9.0 30 70 55 30 52 33.4 62 .64 .36 3.0 7.2 .34 .19
  -average in grain,
   with 10 lb urea/T
35 12.0 25 75 65 23 44 39.5 70 .70 .43 3.0 5.0 .23 .22
Cornstover 90 5.9 35 65 55 39 67 18.6 50 .50 .19 1.3 7.2 .57 .10
Oatlage
  -boot 45 14.0 25 75 50 35 58 15.5 61 .59 .34 4.1 8.4 .34 .24
  -dough 45 9.0 30 70 45 44 74 5.9 53 .54 .24 4.2 6.9 .37 .17
Orchardgrass,
  -boot 90 15.0 25 75 45 34 61 12.5 65 .67 .40 2.8 8.7 .27 .34
  -headed 90 8.4 30 70 40 45 72 6.1 54 .55 .25 3.4 10.1 .26 .30
Peas and oats 50 18.0 28 72 50 30 46 23.5 58 .57 .29 4.0 8.5 .34 .28
Quackgrass 90 11.0 40 60 45 48 79 0.0 52 .48 .20 1.8 8.0 .34 .28
Reed canary grass 90 11.0 35 65 40 39 68 11 54 .55 .28 2.7 7.3 .37 .21
Sorghum, silage 30 7.5 30 70 45 38 63 17.8 60 .61 .34 3.0 8.7 .35 .21
Sorghum-sudan grass, silage 30 10.8 30 70 45 42 68 8.6 56 .56 .26 2.8 9.8 .46 .21
Soybean, silage 40 18.2 24 76 35 34 46 23.3 53 .54 .25 2.6 9.9 1.32 .44
Straw, oats 90 4.4 30 70 25 47 70 15.6 50 .50 .19 2.2 7.8 .24 .06
  -wheat 90 3.6 30 70 25 54 85 1.8 44 .44 .10 1.8 7.8 .18 .05
  -barley 90 4.3 30 70 25 59 80 6.7 49 .49 .24 1.9 7.1 .30 .07
Sweet corn silage,
  -process residue 30 7.7 30 70 50 34 61 21.2 67 .69 .43 5.2 4.9 .30 .90
Triticale silage, boot 40 17.5 28 72 45 31 55 17.0 60 .61 .34 2.5 8.0 .56 .56
Wheat silage 40 11.9 25 75 45 41 68 10.1 55 .55 .25 2.5 7.5 .27 .27

Values were derived from published and field information compiled by the authors.



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