n The Dairy Mail - Pasture inputs for optimal outputs : production

Volume 22, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


To achieve optimal outputs from a dairy, it is essential to have the best inputs. In a pasture-based operation, the major inputs are pasture availability and quality, balancing the total diet and managing these inputs. Although the dairy cow can efficiently convert poor-quality inputs (such as roughages) into milk, the quality of these inputs affects the quantity of milk produced as well as the type and cost of other supplements needed to achieve the desired output.

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