Practice Note 'Feeding pea to dairy cows' available
'Feeding pea to dairy cows - Using pea to replace soya in dairy rations' practice note written by partners from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) discusses the suitability of
pea for the replacement of soya in dairy rations.
More UK dairy farmers are moving away from soya as a protein source for a range of reasons including consumer concerns about the environmental and social consequences of soya production in some exporting countries. Pea can be used for the protein enrichment of cereal-based concentrate feed. The nutritional value of pea and whether it can maintain milk output and composition when replacing soya in milking cow rations is examined to support decisions around if and how to use pea for feeding dairy cows.
Christine Watson, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), christine.watson(at)sruc.ac.uk
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From PN7 'Feeding pea to dairy cows'