Dry Matter Intake is King!

Increasing dry matter intake in dairy cows is a measure of success for any dairy farmer and nutritionist, and these five points provide a basic platform towards this goal. • Use forages of higher quality Rumen capacity has a physical limit, beyond which feed intake ceases.  Thus, to increase nutrient intake within the limits of physical […]

Tackling Heat Stress in Dairy Cows

As we are coming into our British summer, now is the time to start thinking about heat stress.  Cows start suffering with mild signs from air temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit), therefore it’s worth taking some precautions.  The impact on reduced milk yield alone will affect the farm business and the animal’s […]