A desktop review of UK research on growing and feeding maize for high yielding dairy cows

Aims and Objectives
There is a large body of applied and strategic research on growing and feeding maize silages, completed in the UK. The aim of this review is to consolidate this research into the major findings and to identify the potential gaps where future research will be required.

Expected outcomes
The review will provide dairy farmers with information on the best practices for growing maize and will identify optimum feeding strategies for including maize in dairy cow diets.

Start Date
September 2011

Completion Date
September 2014

Lead Contractor
SRUC - Research Partnership study

Other Delivery Partners
Harper Adams University
University of Reading

AHDB Dairy

Growing and feeding maize - a review

For further information please contact: debbie.mcconnell@ahdb.org.ukor call 024 7647 8704