Ration tweaks can reduce manure output

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Manure is an inevitable byproduct of the dairy industry and presents significant challenges to operators, both in handling and land application.

Using available research, University of Idaho extension dairy specialists set out to determine if feeding strategies could reduce manure production while maintaining animal performance and health.

The answer is "yes, for both growing heifers and for the lactating cows," says Rick Norell, University of Idaho Extension dairy specialist and professor.

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Source: eXtension.org



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