Adapt your feeding strategies to summer conditions

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In addition to cooling, shade and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions.

An article in the June 2012 Penn State Dairy Digest looks at strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management and how they allow cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions. Strategies discussed in the article include:

  • Adjusting nutrient concentration
  • Adjusting feeding frequency
  • Providing ample water
  • Managing the environment

The article’s authors include Elmer Edgardo Corea, professor, University of El Salvador, and visiting Fulbright Scholar; Jud Heinrichs, professor, Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science; and Coleen Jones, Penn State Extension Dairy Team.

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Source: Penn State Dairy Digest, June 2012



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