The potential of toasting feed ingredients to increase the supply of metabolisable protein under organic feeding conditions is variable between feeds.
Danish researchers investigated the effects of toasting blue lupins, soybeans
or barley used as supplement for high-yielding, organic dairy cows fed
The experiment was carried out at an organic study
farm during the winter 2004/2005. Three types of feed, toasted or untreated –
all with same energy content – were examined in each experiment, with an
untreated cereal mixture as control.
The supplements tested were lupins,
barley and soybeans. Each time the same forage mixture of grass-clover silage
(84% of DM), grass pellets (11% of DM) and straw (5% of DM) was fed
From these results
the researcher concluded that the potential of toasting to increase the supply
of metabolisable protein under organic feeding conditions is variable between
More details can be found in the research summary
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