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									Table 7. Alfalfa variety dry matter yield, milk production, and quality, in Rosemount, MN

Variety, listed in
descending order of
milk production (lb/a)                             Milk production, (%) a
2005/2006 (seeded/harvested)          DM yield       Total     Average      RFQc        CPc,       NDFc,      NDFDd,
                                      Ton/ acre    Lb/ acre     Lb/ ton     index       % dm       % dm       % NDF

6415                                     6.38        113*        101*       201*         21          34          51*
53Q30                                    6.17        110*        103*       210*         22*         33          52*
WL 322 HQ                                5.80        103         102*       209*         22*         33          51*
CIMARRON                                 6.00        102          98        185          21          36*         49
VERNAL                                   5.78        100         100        192          21          36*         51*

Vernal, actual values                      5.8        18600       3200     192         21           36         51
Mean                                       6.0         105         101     200         21           34         51
Abbreviations: RFQ = relative forage quality; CP = crude protein; NDF = neutral detergent fiber; NDFD = neutral detergent fiber digestibility
* Varieties not significantly different from highest value in column.
a
    Milk production potential (pounds milk per acre and ton) are predicted using spreadsheet
    MILK2000 ver.7.54, Univ. of WI. Expressed as a percent of Vernal


Variety, listed in
descending order of
milk production (lb/a)                             Milk production, (%) a
2006/2006 (seeded/harvested)          DM yield       Total     Average      RFQc        CPc,       NDFc,      NDFDd,
                                      Ton/ acre    Lb/ acre     Lb/ ton     index       % dm       % dm       % NDF

53Q30                                    3.28        112*        104*       222*         20*         34          59*
6415                                     3.14        107*        103*       226*         19          34          59*
WL 322 HQ                                3.17        105*        100        212*         20*         34          56
CIMARRON                                 3.19        103*         98        193          18          37*         55
VERNAL                                   3.04        100         100        202          18          37*         58*

Vernal, actual values                      3.0        10200       3400     202         18           37         58
Mean                                       3.2         107         101     213         19           35         58
Abbreviations: RFQ = relative forage quality; CP = crude protein; NDF = neutral detergent fiber; NDFD = neutral detergent fiber digestibility
* Varieties not significantly different from highest value in column.
a
    Milk production potential (pounds milk per acre and ton) are predicted using spreadsheet
    MILK2000 ver.7.54, Univ. of WI. Expressed as a percent of Vernal
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