Milk Urea Nitrogen Evaluation in Louisiana Dairy Herds

Michael E. McCormick  |  4/20/2005 8:55:32 PM

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This article summarizes factors influencing MUN in Louisiana Dairy Herds. Dietary protein has long been recognized as a key nutrient for high milk production in dairy cows, but determining how much protein a cow consumes and how well it is utilized is a difficult undertaking, particularly at the farm level. Interest in the use of milk urea nitrogen (MUN) concentrations as a practical indicator of dietary protein status in dairy cows has grown considerably in recent years.
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