Development of a New UK Database of Dairy Feeds15 January 10 Feed costs represent in excess of 60% of the variable costs of milk production. Milk producers already recognise the need to select feeds on both a financial and nutritional basis. With relevant feed data milk production can be practised not only more efficiently, but with less environmental damage.
Economic Feeding for High Fertility15 January 10 An examination of scientific evidence relating to nutrition and fertility was undertaken with the overall objective of producing a review of key factors in nutritional related infertility and to highlight nutritional strategies to improve reproductive performance in high yielding Holstein dairy cows.
Evaluating importance of Fibre Quality15 January 10 This report looks at why fibre is an important nutrient in dairy cow diets. It provides both a source of energy and a means of maintaining rumen pH. If too little fibre is fed, then the rumen pH declines.
Feeding & Selection High Generic Merit Cows15 January 10 A study where we investigated the relationships between milk production, metabolic measurements and fertility until 20 weeks post-calving in lactation dairy cows.
Feeding Stratagies to Maximise DM Intake15 January 10 A study from 3 weeks pre-calving to 16 weeks post calving, 60 high
yielding Holstein cows, were fed a high or low density diet during the dry period.