Feeding management of dairy cows

Key points in feeding management of Dairy Cows

Following are the key points for feeding management in dairy animals:

Dairy cows


• Good-quality feed and water ought to continuously be accessible.

• Sufficient feed bunk and water trough space will limit competition at the feed bunk.
 
• Milking dairy cows require a ton of drinking water—as much as 150–200 liters for every day for high-producing cows during the hot season.

• Most forages will bolster just 6–8kg of milk/cow/day and must be supplemented with high energy concentrates.

•As a general rule, feed 1kg concentrate for each 2kg of milk delivered above that provided from forages.

• Better choices can be made if the feeding value of the forages, concentrates and their expenses are known.

• Diets ought to be adjusted for energy, protein, fiber and certain minerals for ideal dairy animals execution and to avoid any metabolic issues.

• Balanced proportion ration will give production just if enough is feed.

• Simple observations of the cows can recognize issues with feeding administration.

• Maximize feed intake around calving also, in early lactation by sufficiently giving high-quality feed.

• Avoid sudden changes in eating routine when dairy animals calve and join the milking group.

• Do not overcrowd dairy animals prior and then afterward calving.

• Manage first lactation cows as a different gathering to diminish bullying by more seasoned dairy animals.

• Cows are social animals and successive changes in cow gathering can be problematic; for instance, introduce cattle onto the pre-calving ration once every week as opposed to daily.

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