Lupin seed as a protein supplement for lactating dairy cows

Juan Sánchez Duarte & Fernando Díaz

Lupins (Lupinuss spp.) are legume seeds that can be an economic and nutritional source of protein for lactating dairy cows. Its high protein (35-40% dry matter; DM) and fat (9.8-11.5% DM) content, makes lupins a good alternative for replacing traditional protein meals in dairy farms.

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