Higher postpartum DCAD pays off

Higher postpartum DCAD pays off

DCAD can be used to increase feed efficiency to help dairy producers reduce feed costs and improve profitability.

*Dr. Elliot Block is research fellow and Dr. Gene Boomer is manager of field technical services at Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition.

WHEN it comes to appropriate dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) levels for postpartum cows, think positive — positive in DCAD number, that is.

Fresh cows need a higher DCAD and supplemental potassium to correct pota

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