Make rumen function a top priority when grazing

Make rumen function a top priority when grazing

Optimizing rumen conditions to best support fiber-digesting microbes is critical to efficient forage fermentation in dairy cattle.

Faced with low milk prices, dairy producers looking to boost margins by maximizing milk from forage, reducing feed costs and minimizing the post-turnout drop in milk quality are being urged to make rumen function a top priority this spring and summer.

“Optimizing the efficiency with which forage is converted into milk has a massive impact on dairy unit profitability, and it starts with good rumen function,” said Dr. Derek McIlmoyle, AB Vista technical director for Great Britain and

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