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Effects of dairy slurry on alfalfa silage fermentation


October 15, 2014 – Dairy producers frequently ask questions about the risks associated with applying dairy slurry to growing alfalfa.

The objectives of this study were to determine the effects of applying dairy slurry on nutritive value and fermentation characteristics of alfalfa balage. Dairy producers located in the north-central United States are increasingly seeking more land area on which to distribute dairy manure, largely in response to requirements for responsible management of nutrient loads. READ MORE