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Feed & Nutrition

Learn about all aspects of the dairy cow ration, from harvest to storage and balancing additives to forage supplementation.

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There are many factors that influence forage variability. Weather, location and time of harvest are a few.

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So, what’s in a cow’s rumen anyway? Well, a whole lot.

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Feed prices have moved like a roller coaster over the past year, and we continue to see feed markets and futures change almost daily.

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Escalating feed costs are changing how we feed dairy cows and heifers, or at least they are making us step back and reevaluate feeding programs.

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Providing proper nutrition to dairy cows is important for health and optimal milk production. Dairy cow rations must contain good- quality forages, a balance of grains and protein sources plus minerals and vitamins.

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Feeding high-producing cows continues to challenge dairy farmers and nutritionists. Also, dairy profit margins vary as milk prices and feed costs shift yearly.

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