Dairy Cow

Dairy Management Tip for the Month - October 2020

   Review Current Feeding Program

  • Take time to complete inventories of forages available and segment them based on their forage quality.  Forages should be allocated based on their quality as well as availability. 

  • Determine additional forages and other grain products needed and secure economical sources of feeds needed. 

  • Remember to balance rations for not only the milking herd, but also  dry cows and all heifer groups.  Saving on a pound or two of grain, if possible, may help weather the volatility in milk prices.