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ENVIRONMENT AND FODDER – two factors for profitable dairy farming

Tweet Providing a Comfortable Environment is the key to optimum milk production and helps the animal to consume feed When ambient temperatures are greater than 20°C cow performance will be decreased. As temperatures increase the impact is greater and will not only result in a loss of milk production, but will have a significant impact [...]

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Why a dry period for cows and management tips

Tweet The mammary gland of the dairy cow requires a non-lactating (dry) period prior to an impending parturition to optimize milk production in the subsequent lactation. This period is called the dry period, and it includes the time between halting of milk removal (milk stasis) and the subsequent calving. Generally, 50 to 60 days is [...]

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