This experiment was a continuation of research with alfalfa products as supplements and various types of high roughage and high grain rations. Products compared were alfafa haylage, conventional dehydrated alfalfa meal and an alfalfa pressed-cake by-product.
Alfalfa press cake is a by-product of the commercial product Pro-Xan, a leaf protein concentrate extracted from high quality, green-chopped alfalfa. The press cake, even with the soluble proteins removed, contains approximately 17% crude protein. Since it is a new product, its potential as a feed has yet to be established. It seemed appropriate to compare it to other alfalfa products now in common suage.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
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