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Grass hay can support IOFC in high-producing dairy cows

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Using least-cost ration formulation, grass hay can be suitable ingredient in rations for high-producing dairy cows.

Citing a chronic low milk price scenario that reduced revenues and negatively affected the profitability of U.S. dairy farms, Gonzalo Ferreira and Christy Teets with the Virginia Tech department of dairy science recently completed a study that evaluated production performance and economics of high-producing dairy cows consuming diets containing either alfalfa or grass hay.

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