Forage Lipids: More Than You Think? – Dr. Tom Jenkins & Dr. John Andrae
May 14, 2013
In this session, Dr. Jenkins forage lipids, including:
- Fatty Acids in some early vegetative grasses and legumes are comparible to many high fat TMR fed to dairy cows.
- Ensiled Forages, inculding corn silage, have wide variability in fatty acid content and accumulation of free fatty acids that can define the amount type of lipid consumed by cows.
- Changes in amount and characteristics of forage lipids over time can play a role in determining overall diet effects on rumen function and lactation performance.
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Dr. Tom Jenkins
Professor, Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
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Dr. John Andrae
Associate Professor, Forage Extension Specialist
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