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Manage fiber digestion to maximize milk yield

NDF gives dairy producers a measure of how digestible forages are.

Nutritionists and dairy producers need a lot of information about forage inputs to formulate a workable ration. Among the most critical is neutral detergent fiber (NDF) analysis. A solid understanding of NDF allows nutritionists and producers to make an economical ration designed to help cows maximize milk and milk component yield while optimizing rumen function and health.

“NDF is really the functional fiber in the forages fed to dairy cows,” noted Anthony Hall, technical

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