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Grazing behaviour of dairy cows fed differing levels of concentrates


Rawnsley, RP and Hills, JL and Freeman, MJ and Henry, DA and Bishop-Hurley, GJ, Grazing behaviour of dairy cows fed differing levels of concentrates, Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Precision Agriculture Research and Application in Australasia, 2-3 September 2014, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 17-21. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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In Australia, dairy farms are categorised into five varying farming systems (Dairy Australia 2011) and according to national farm survey results, 50% of Australian dairy farms are classified as system 2 (grazed pasture and other forages with > 1.0 tonne grain/concentrates fed in bail). Developing management strategies that optimise profit from concentrate feeding is a key requirement for the Australian dairy industry and furthermore, understanding how dairy cows adjust their grazing behaviour and associated pasture intakes in response to concentrate feeding will be vital to developing such strategies (Sheahan et al. 2011).

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable animal production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable animal production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, RP (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
UTAS Author:Hills, JL (Dr James Hills)
UTAS Author:Freeman, MJ (Mr Mark Freeman)
ID Code:97855
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-01-16
Last Modified:2015-01-16

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