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Good rumen function helps maximise milk from forage and margins

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Source: Mark Scott, KW Senior Nutritionist

Maximising milk from forage by balancing rations to best support rumen function is the key to both lower feed costs per litre and higher margins this winter.

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Maintain early lactation summer feeding to safeguard winter milk

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Maintaining nutrient intakes for early and mid-lactation cows through late summer and early autumn is essential to safeguard winter milk production and profitability.

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Correct nutrient supply the key to maximising milk from forage

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Source: Mark Scott, KW Senior Nutritionist

Overestimating milk yield from grazing and failing to balance nutrient supply to the rumen can cut yields, butterfats, and income this summer and next winter.

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Take control and fine tune to rebuild lost margin

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Poorly considered cutting of feed inputs in reaction to recent milk price cuts could see any gains quickly overtaken by losses in cow performance, health and fertility.

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Suckler calf creep feeding essential to avoid losses

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Source: Sean Roddy, KW Nutritionist

Failing to creep feed suckler calves will extend finishing times, raise overall feed requirements, increase post-weaning growth checks and reduce cow fertility.