Focus on return, not feed ingredient cost

Focus on return, not feed ingredient cost

Evaluating ROI today may save dairy farms from worrying during periods of economic stress.

When milk prices drop, it’s natural for dairy farmers to want to reduce expenses. The focus is often placed on input costs, like an ingredient in the ration. However, looking at the cost alone could be detrimental to a dairy herd, especially during tough economic times.

A better strategy is to formulate a ration with ingredients designed to maximize milk production while improving health, allowing an operation to capitalize the return on investment (ROI) for the ration year-round,

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