Evaluating each area of your ration will help provide your cows with the optimal nutrients they need to overcome challenges associated with summer heat.
Baker advises, “If you don’t take the necessary steps to prevent heat stress now, you will pay for heat stress long after the temperatures have cooled.”
Remember, zeroing in on the cows’ nutritional needs to beat the summer heat is one aspect of a total program approach to feeding cows. “It should always be top of mind to feed every cow, exactly what she needs, where she needs it, when she needs it – nothing more and nothing less,” says Baker. “This approach will aid dairy farmers in capturing opportunities for improved efficiency.”
Source: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed