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Table 1 Chemical composition of the silages fed during the study period.

From: Effect of yeast culture on milk production and metabolic and reproductive performance of early lactation dairy cows

Parameter Silage 1 Silage 2 Silage 3 Silage 4
Feeding period * 1. 2. 3. 4.
Dry matter % 40.3 32.7 39 32.7
Crude protein% of DM 15.86 13.65 14.8 16.12
NDF % of DM 40.9 58,2 58 46.03
ADF % of DM 35.1 34.8 36.1 31.7
ME MJ/kg of DM 9.47 9.65 9.84 10.18
  1. * Feeding period of different silages
  2. Silage 1: 15.12.05–05.01.06
  3. Silage 2: 06.01.06–11.02.06
  4. Silage 3: 12.02.06–27.03.06
  5. Silage 4: 28.03.06–20.05.06