Buying or selling feeds? Know their dry matter

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When pricing feeds, water is considered a diluent of nutrients and the higher the moisture concentration, the less you should pay for a particular feed on an as-fed basis, says Bill Weiss, professor and extension dairy specialist, The Ohio State University.

In the January 2013 Buckeye Dairy News, Weiss explains that when buying or selling feeds, the dry matter concentration must be considered when deriving a price. He also provides steps to help you price wet feeds and advice for sampling feeds for dry matter analysis.

Read The Importance of Knowing Dry Matter Concentration When Buying (or Selling) Feeds.

Source: January 2013 Buckeye Dairy News

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