New lab techniques are making it easier (and more accurate) to predict ration quality and dairy cow performance. (See “’It’s an unbelievable tool’” and “New tools for predicting fiber utilization.”)

Now, in the September edition of the Journal of Dairy Science, researchers discuss the positive relationship between organic matter digestibility and milk production ― likely related to increased diet energy available for maintenance, pregnancy and milk production. Read the abstract here.

And, Rock River Laboratory has a new TMR-D analytical tool to assist in this effort. A webinar on TMR-D will be presented Sept. 26. For more information about the webinar, click here