By Roy Kellaway,Tim Harrington
Effective supplementary feeding of concentrates is important to the good fortune of all dairy farms. This publication is a considerably revised version of 'Feeding Concentrates: vitamins for Dairy Cows' DRDC 1993. It makes a speciality of feeding concentrates to pasture fed cows to accomplish excessive milk creation consistent with cow in keeping with hectare, and may help farmers to choose which vitamins supply the simplest leads to their specific situation.
The merits that come up from supplementary feeding comprise larger stocking premiums, promoting of development in heifers and younger cows; higher physique situation ranking and elevated lactation size while pasture is much less on hand; superior pasture use; decreased fee in keeping with tonne of pasture eaten; flexibility to extend milk construction whilst milk costs are excessive; and elevated milk protein content material while the power content material in pasture is low.
This version has completely reviewed the problems and obviously files the result of examine rather for grains supplementation.
The summaries and suggestions in every one bankruptcy could be relatively useful to dairy farmers in making most sensible administration judgements when it comes to focus feeding.
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