Did you know that by focusing only on things like dry matter intake, protein, carbohydrates, effective fiber, minerals, etc., you are only accounting for about 12 percent of the cow's total nutrient intake? A milking cow drinks 30 to 50 gallons of water per day; therefore, water accounts for about 88 percent of a cow's daily intake of nutrients making it the most important nutrient in a cow's total daily intake.
Providing enough sources of water, enough space around that water and uninhibited access to it all day, every day of the year can't be stressed enough.
Attend this free webcast to learn about water and its nutritional importance to your dairy operation.
Who should attend:
What you will learn:
Research explaining cows' water preferences
Quality thresholds that may affect cows' water intake. For instance, how high can iron concentrations go before they become a problem?
What to ask for when working with a reference lab — why it's so important to ask for the "acidification method."