New webinar: The role of forages as protein sources in dairy systems (23 October 2018)

21 September 2018

When: October 23 2018 18:00- 19:00 GMT (19:00 -20:00 CET).

What to expect: Increased volatility in prices and availability of soya and other protein sources has increased the importance of providing more protein from home-grown forages in diets of dairy cows.

Join this EuroDairy webinar where Elisabet Nadeau will discuss the role of forages as a protein source in dairy systems. During this webinar Elisabet will cover effects of forage species, the rate of nitrogen fertiliser, wilting, conservation and the use of additives on forage protein and the effects on dairy cow performance. Elisabet will also present the strategy that the EuroDairy pilot farmer, Per Larsson, uses for utilisation of forages as an efficient protein source for his organic dairy herd.

Per Larsson runs a 200-cow organic herd in Skaraborg County, Sweden. The 250-hectares farm includes a 30-hectare grazing platform and 120-hectares is used for forage and silage production. The herd supplies 1800 000 kg of milk to Arla per year.

About the speaker: Elisabet Nadeau is an Associate Professor at SLU, Sweden, in the Department of Animal Environment and Health. She is currently focusing on forage evaluation and utilisation by ruminants. Elisabet has a joint appointment with The Rural Economy and Agricultural Society “Hushållningsällskapet Sjuhärad” where she works with farm advisors to transfer knowledge onto Swedish dairy farms. Elisabet spent 11 years in the USA researching forage conservation and dairy cow nutrition.

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