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Michael Marsden, Technical Manager

Diet and Rationing advice for Dairy Cows

Suggested rations for a 650kg dairy cow producing 36 litres of 4% milk fat and 3.2% protein milk in a variety of feeding systems using CTraffordgold, compared to using a solely proprietary dairy compound.

 Dairy cows eating C Traffordgold 

FeedsParlour
Compound
Feeding
Mid-dayPartial TMRTMR
Grass Silage 33.00 33.00 33.00
Maize Silage 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00
Compound 13ME 18%CP     5.00  
Compound 13ME 20%CP 12.25 8.00    
Sugar Beet Feed - molassed       2.25
Wheat     1.50 3.00
Rapeseed meal     0.50 1.00
Soya - hipro     0.80 1.25
Traffordgold   8.50 8.00 8.00
Vita & Mins   0.05 0.10 0.20
         
Nutrients        
Freshweight (kg) 57.25 61.5 60.9 60.7
Dry Matter (%) 39.3 37.5 37.4 37.3
DMI (kg) 22.5 23.1 22.7 22.7
ME Ruminants (MJ) 269 278 273 271
NDF (% of DM) 35.3 34.2 33.1 32.6
Forage NDF (% of DM) 23.2 22.7 23.1 23.1
Starch (% of DM) 16.4 15.3 16.5 15.9
Crude Protein (% of DM) 17.4 16.9 17.0 16.4
Metabolisable Protein (g) 2339 2337 2341 2339


Suggested feeding rates are produced as a guide only and many other factors may have an overriding effect on animal response; no performance guarantee can be given. Rations should be carefully balanced for energy and protein, contain sufficient forage to maintain rumen function and be fortified with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement. Animals must have constant access to clean water.

KW have over 30 years of experience helping farmers to formulate dairy and beef rations using an extensive range of alternative feeds.

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