Wageningen UR Frontis Series

Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle

The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain

Editors: Elgersma, Anjo, Dijkstra, Jan, Tamminga, Seerp (Eds.)

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Product quality and a sustainable food chain of ruminant products are largely determined by animal nutrition, in which forage is the major feed source. Forages and grasslands play a unique role in agriculture because they contribute through animals to our food supply and to the abatement of environmental problems. Interest in grassland management and grass utilization for dairy production in temperate and subtropical regions has recently led to considerable research efforts. In the past this research often emphasized on plant and animal aspects separately. However, the interrelationship between pasture and the grazing ruminant is a dynamic, two-way process. Many people are not aware of these complex relations, and scientists often focus on either soil-plant interactions, plant production, animal nutrition, animal production or product quality issues.

This book contains the contributions of active researchers and leading experts in the field of grassland management and grass utilization. Chapters are arranged in an order that allows progressive development within the food chain, moving from the big picture to basic principles of grassland management and effects on herbage quality, intake and nutrient flows.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle
Book Subtitle
The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain
Editors
  • Anjo Elgersma
  • Jan Dijkstra
  • Seerp Tamminga
Series Title
Wageningen UR Frontis Series
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5450-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5451-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Topics