Dairy producers are urged to follow strict mixing protocols to avoid an incorrect ration mix that reduces feed digestibility
The good news is that hard work and diligence pay off in dairy production, with cows producing more milk fat with the same feed when feeding is done right.
The bad reality is that labour and time are always in short supply on dairy farms, resulting in many sub-optimal feeding practices that don’t produce optimal results.
However, a University of Guelph researcher told the Western Nutrition Conference Sept. 30 that research results and new feeding systems might help improve real in-barn performance.
“We think they’re getting X, but at the end of the day they’re getting Y,” Trevor DeVries said about the challenge of making sure feeding theory and intentions actually reach the cows in the barn.
Read the entire article at The Western Producer.
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