Willow (Salix spp): The potential of a tannin-rich tree fodder to reduce ammonia emissions and improve productivity of dairy cattle

Queen's University Belfast

Although willows fodder shows good potential in animal nutrition, data on its nutritive value are scarce. The aim of this project is to evaluate the nutritive value of willow and assess its potential to improve N use efficiency in dairy cows; by also assessing its impact on milk quality.