By understanding the nutrient needs and the physiological development of the dairy cow, you can formulate an effective feeding program for your herd.
Legumes for dairy cattle
The suitability of legumes (mung bean, faba bean, soybean, navy beans, peanuts and a variety of peas) as feed for cattle.
Drought management strategies for dairy farms include level of feeding, forages to grow, feed puchases, and the number and class of animals to be culled
Nutrition for lactating dairy cows
Nutrition for lactating dairy cows based on the Nutrition plu$ project including feeding the rumen microbes, rumen health, feed intake and diet quality
Feed requirements and forage quality
If the age of heifers at calving is to be reduced and their live weight increased improved pastures and forages adequately fertilised must be used.
Lucerne for dairy cattle
Dairy cattle can produce produce from 14 to 16 litres of milk a day while grazing on lucerne depending on the season.
Chicken litter application has been shown to double grass yield compared to unfertilised pasture.