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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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A properly balanced ration is part science and part art, creating an ideal composition from available feeds to provide the nutrients necessary for optimal milk production and herd health.

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In tough economic climates, relying on cows that can return the greatest profits is critical. Healthy and productive cows are pivotal to optimize cash flow and future returns.

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In these trying economic times with low milk prices and high feed prices, dairy farmers all over the country are having to re-evaluate their feeding programs. To get through this year they must decide if they should cut back on feedstuffs and which feedstuffs they should cut back on.

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The economics and profit margins in today’s modern dairies are certainly tighter than in the past. Since feed is a large part of the cost of production, now’s the time to identify feed practices that will help you optimize your dairy’s nutritional program.

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Feeding and management practices for early lactation dairy cows, especially fresh cows, can have a substantial impact on a cow’s health, well-being, future milk production and reproductive performance.

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Precision feeding improves feed efficiency by eliminating excess nutrients while maintaining or improving milk production.

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