Substituting corn for hulless barley in dairy cow rations – an economic analysis

Luc Belzile, researcher

Luc Belzile

Researcher

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Description

The aim of this project is to measure the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components (fat, protein, and urea). This project was initiated by Agrinova, and IRDA was in charge of the economic analysis.

Objective(s)

Conduct a partial cost analysis of substituting hulless barley for grain corn in dairy cow rations

From 2017 to 2019

Project duration

Livestock production

Activity areas

Animal welfare

Service

This project will help reduce production costs, while boosting the competitiveness of dairy farmers.

Partners

Agrinova | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov’Action Programme

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