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Department of Animal Sciences


Forage Systems

Forage-based Systems

Forage typically comprises more than half the diet fed to lactating dairy cows and, therefore, has a substantial impact on milk yield and feed costs.  Dr. Bill Weiss and Mrs. Dianne Shoemaker (OSU Extension) evaluate different forages and forage combinations from both an economic and nutritional perspective. This work will allow dairy producers to optimize their forage systems for specific situations.