Grass Feed and Value
The objective of this sub-programme is to undertake research studies focusing on increasing the efficiency of the conversion of feed to high quality dairy products and, where possible, to enhance eating quality and the health promoting properties of milk by altering the diet of the animal.
Potential Impact Indicators:
- Improved production from grass based diets.
- Reduced methane emissions and nitrogen excretion per unit of output.
- Improvement in milk quality. Evaluation of the potential of forage crops for in-situ winter grazing.
- Comparison of TMR and grass-based systems of milk production.
- Development of high quality milk production systems.
- Modeling grass-based feeding systems.
|No.||RMIS - Ongoing||Researcher||Start||End|
|6194||Modelling dairy cow grass DMI to improve dairy cow performance||Lewis E.||01-Jan-2012||31-Dec-2016|
|6518||Precision Nutrition for improved animal productivity, product quality and environmental sustainability||Lewis E.||01-Jun-2013||31-May-2017|
|6580||Large scale methane measurements on individual ruminants for genetic evaluations||Lewis E.||10-Dec-2013||09-Oct-2017|
|No.||RMIS - Completed||Researcher||Start||End|
|5673||The role of total mixed ration (TMR) feeding in pasture-based dairy systems 567||Murphy JJ.||01-Jan-2007||31-Dec-2009|
|5755||Development of a dietary supplement based on omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to increase cow fertility||Murphy JJ.||01-Sep-2006||31-Aug-2009|
|5793||Grass cultivar evaluation 5793||O'Donovan M.||01-Oct-2007||31-Sep-2011|
|5901||Evaluation of feed system and calving pattern effects on performance of winter milk herds - 5901||Patton J.||01-Sep-2006||31-Aug-2009|
|6016||Grass cultivar structure, digestibility and intake - 6016||Lewis E.||01-Jan-2010||31-Dec-2013|
|6260||Review of factors impacting on the processing quality of raw milk produced in Ireland - 6260||O'Brien B.||01-Nov2011||31-May-2013|