While starch is well-known as a great source of energy, several additional factors make it notable for animal nutrition. Find out some pertinent facts including how it can be effectively used to improve digestive efficiency and reduce urinary nitrogen loss for pasture fed ruminants.
Peak milk yield is often cited as a bellwether for the entire lactation performance. Given its importance for profitability, it’s an obvious target for optimisation, which revolves around feed management and balanced nutrition.
Dairy cows deliver the most for your business when they are at peak lactation, so keeping them at this level for as long as possible makes good economic sense. While some decline is inevitable, most of the fall-off in production we see usually comes from issues related to feed quality and quantity. Understanding what drives this fall in lactation yield is the first step to reversing the productivity slump.