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Isacson, Kajsa (2003) Fullfoder och blandfoder till mjölkkor. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

Total mixed rations (TMR) and TMR complemented with individual grain feeding to dairy cows are a growing practice in Sweden. This is because the heard sizes of the farms are increasing. Some farmers and farm advisors in Sweden have great knowledge and practical experience of working with TMR. In the same time there are many advisors that do not know how to handle TMR and farms that have a group based feeding of their animals. In this MSc thesis, the knowledge of farmers that use TMR and advisors with lots of experience of TMR are gathered, with the aim to create a guide book for advisors that are about to start or just have started working with TMR. The thesis contains two parts, one questionnaire to farmers that use TMR and one part built on interviews with advisors and farmers. To be successful with TMR, the farmer needs to strive for accuracy and consistency and have a good hand with the animals and the ability to read the animals. It is important to have a good management with precise routines and production- and management control points. The advisor must be able to see the whole picture and evaluate the farm from each individual farms conditions and needs. The farmers prefer an advisor that they can discuss with and receive new ideas from.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Dairy cows, Mjölkkor, Milk production, Mjölkproduktion, TMR, Fullfoder, Feeding, Utfodring, Survey,
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Jan Olofsson
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:42
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1102

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