Improving Protein Utilization in Grazing Dairy Cows by Supplementing the Diet with Liquid Molasses

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $4,175.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,518.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, feed additives, feed formulation
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research

    Proposal summary:

    This project will examine how providing an economical, readily available source of carbohydrates (liquid molasses) free choice or on a measured amount would improve soluble protein utilization in daily herds that are grazing lush pastures.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.