New Alfalfa Variety Could be Big Boost to Dairy Industry

Dairy, Animal Manure Management March 30, 2012|Print

Released March 27, 2012

ITHACA, N.Y. — Dairy farmers could see a boost in milk production, thanks to a new alfalfa variety to be released by Cornell's world-class plant breeders.

The new variety, N-R-Gee, is highly digestible, is well adapted to the Northeast and is predicted to increase milk production up to 3.3 pounds of milk per day compared with an industry standard, said Julie Hansen, a senior research associate in plant breeding and genetics.

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