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Failing to support summer grazing butterfats could lose up to 1ppl

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

Avoid summer butterfat drop and potential milk income losses by taking steps to formulate balanced rations, avoid SARA and minimise the impact of heat stress.

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

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Source: Charlotte Ward, 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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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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Act now to redress energy deficit to get cows back on track

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Source: Dr Anna Sutcliffe, KW Nutritionist

As continuing energy deficits threaten to hold back milk production this winter, adjusting rations to increase energy intakes is vital if cows are to get back on target.

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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.