Waste-milk supply concerns

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The supply of waste milk generated on a dairy can be quite variable, points out Bob James, dairy scientist at Virginia Tech. That variability can lead to having either too much or too little waste milk on hand. An insufficient supply is a concern on calf-feeding operations. However, an over-abundant supply also is cause for concern. If the quantity of waste milk generated on your operation exceeds your calf-feeding needs, take a hard look at the following questions.

  • Why does the amount of waste milk exceed my calf-feeding needs?
  • What’s the cost of having too many treated cows supplying waste milk?


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Yuma, AZ  |  August, 26, 2013 at 01:00 PM

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