Fall growth potential of cereal-grain forages. J. L. Gunsaulis1, W. K. Coblentz*2, R. K. Bacon3, R. K. Ogden3, K. P. Coffey3, D. S. Hubbell, III4, J. V. Skinner, Jr.3, and J. D. Caldwell3, 1Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Fayetteville, US Dairy Forage Research Center, Marshfield, WI, 3University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 4Livestock and Forestry Branch Station, Batesville, AR.
Increasing non structural carbohydrates in alfalfa improves in vitro microbial N synthesis. R. Berthiaume*1, C. Benchaar1, A. V. Chaves3, G. F. Tremblay2, Y. Castonguay2, A. Bertrand2, G. Bélanger2, R. Michaud2, C. Lafreniére1, and A.F. Brito1, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke, QC, 2Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Quebec, QC, 3Agriculture & Agri- Food Canada, Lethbridge, AB.
Effect of a biological silage inoculant on the quality parameters under laboratory and field conditions. Y. Acosta Aragón*, G. Boeck, A. Klimitsch, and G. Schatzmayr, Biomin GmbH, Austria, Herzogenburg, Lower Austria, Austria.
Molasses effects on Kochia scoparia characteristics as an Iranian native forage in the form of silage. B. Saremi*, A. R. Shahdadi, and H. Zaher Farimani, Education center of Jihad-e Agriculture, Khorasan razavi,, Mashhad, Iran.
Feeding value of silage made from Panicum maximum with or without Leuceana leucocephala or Gliricidia sepium as supplementary feeds for weaned rabbits. A. M. Raji*1,2, A. T. Adesogan1, J. A. A. Sansi2, and R. A. Salako2, 1Dept. Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, IART, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.
Water soluble carbohydrates relative to protein in fresh forages: Impact on efficiency of nitrogen utilization in lactating dairy cows. D. Pacheco*1, G. A. Lane1, J. L. Burke2, and G. P. Cosgrove1, 1AgResearch Grasslands, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Contribution of plant mediated proteolysis to total protein degradation of fresh forages in the rumen of dairy cows. D. Pacheco*, W. C. McNabb, H. S. Easton, and B. Barrett, AgResearch Grasslands, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Relationships between silage fermentation characteristics and feed intake by dairy cows. I. Eisner1, K.-H. Suedekum*2, and S. Kirchhof1, 1University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 2University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Alfalfa harvested in the afternoon increases performance of lactating dairy cows. A. F. Brito*1, G. Tremblay2, D. R. Ouellet1, A. Bertrand2, Y. Cantonguay2, G. Belanger2, R. Michaud2, H. Lapierre1, and R. Berthiaume1, 1Dairy and Swine R&D Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, 2Soils and Crops R&D Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ste-Foy-Normandin, QC, Canada.
Forages and Pastures - Livestock and Poultry Harvesting, Ensiling, and Forage Quality Chair: Charles Staples, University of Florida 213
In vitro larval activity and in vivo gastro-intestinal parasites infestation in goats grazing tropical legumes. K. A. H. Valentin*1, B. R. Min2, E. Valencia1, A. Rodriguez1, W. E. Pinchak2, J. E. Miller3, and J. P. Muir4, 1University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 2Texas Agricultural Research Center, Vernon, 3Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Texas Agricultural Research Center, Stephenville.
Effects of hay inclusion on intake, total tract nutrient utilization and ruminal fermentation of goats fed spineless cactus (Opuntia fícus-indica Mill) based diets. E. L. Vieira1, A. M. Batista1, A. Guim1, F. F. Carvalho1, A. C. Nascimento1, R. F. Araújo1, and A. F. Mustafa*2, 1Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Pernambuco, Brazil, 2McGill University, QC,
Goat Species Chair: Maximino Huerta Bravo, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo 207 A
Lock2, 1Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2University of Vermont, Burlington.
Sources and characteristics of milk fat globule membranes. R. E. Ward*, Utah State University, Logan.
Whey protein changes glucose and lipid metabolism and its implications for weight management in the clinics. S. Karakas, University of California, Davis.