n The Dairy Mail - Quality in, quality out : production

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Profitability is driven by milk volume, which in turn is driven by a higher feed intake. Accomplishing a high and sustainable level of milk production at the lowest feed intake (high feed conversion) means that feed of the highest quality in terms of digestible required nutrients must be offered to the cows. Feed quality can be measured in terms of the total amount of required digestible nutrients per unit of dry matter (DM).

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