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From the News Archives...

It's got to be grazed

A diet rich in grass is the recipe for high CLA milk and meat. But the grass has to be living, not cut. A new Scottish study shows that cutting the grass and feeding it to dairy cows that very same day cuts CLA levels by 53 percent. Exactly why harvesting the grass interferes with CLA production is not known.

Feeding cut grass reduces CLA by more than half

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Effects of cutting and ensiling grass and individual cow variation on levels of CLA in Bovine Milk." Nick Offer, Food Systems Division, SAC, Auchincruive, Scotland."

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