Ration Strategies for Hot Weather

Joshua Ward  |  7/18/2017 4:49:52 PM

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One of the most difficult feeding challenges faced by dairy farmers is the drop in feed intake and milk production during the summer. During the peak of summer, consumption of dry matter typically falls by about 16% to around 42 pounds per day for a mature Holstein cow. During cooler months, a Holstein consumes 48 to 50 pounds per day. In addition, hot weather also increases the energy requirements...See Full Text

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