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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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Feed mixing and delivery is one of the most important activities on the dairy. Mixing and feeding a total mixed ration (TMR) is a multiple-times-per-day activity.

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As a child, I would spend hours at a time putting together puzzles. Although I don’t have nearly the time to dedicate to puzzles as I once did, I still enjoy spending a few hours putting all the pieces together.

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By this time, many of us have come to terms with the high and volatile prices of soybean, corn, fat and other feeds over the last six to eight months.

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Milking in a parlour is hard work. It is fixed on certain times and requires a great deal of labour.

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Growing winter forages, a great way to increase available inventory, maximizes the productivity of your land base. Fully one-third of sunlight received in temperate zones comes during the winter season.

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It’s well known that some loss of dry matter (DM) and nutrients during the ensiling process is unavoidable. However, during the process of harvesting and ensiling, there are choices to make and management practices to utilize that may minimize those losses.

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