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Optimise post-calving management to maximise cow profitability

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Management and nutrition during the first eight weeks in milk are just as critical to lactation performance, cow health and fertility as the pre-calving period.

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Minimising substitution rate key to maximum buffer feed returns

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

With current milk prices offering the opportunity for most to boost profits, understanding how to maximise returns from buffer feeding is critical this autumn.

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Summer growth critical to heifer performance post-calving

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Source: Charlotte Ward, KW Nutritionist

Maintaining summer heifer growth is vital for 22-24 month calving, with any extra feed cost far less than the losses associated with later entry into the herd.

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Rising cost of fats forces interest in alternative feeding strategies

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Reducing reliance on rumen-protected fats and instead boosting feed utilisation efficiency is a top priority for milk producers as fat costs continue to rise.

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Summer milk quality drop-off a threat to income over feed costs

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Improved feeding and herd management are key to reducing summer milk quality drop-offs that affect even housed herds, and can cut milk price by more than 3ppl*.

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Driving feed efficiency to cut costs? It’s not just feeding that matters

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Source: Dr Matt Witt, KW Nutritionist

Poor feed efficiency is costing many milk producers 1.5-2.5ppl, yet recouping that loss requires both attention to detail and a focus that goes beyond feeding.