Designing balanced milker diets

A milker diet that is good for the herd’s productivity and health plus the farm’s bottom line is:

  • Optimal for Milk Income minus Feed Cost 
  • Nutritionally balanced
  • Within the cow’s daily appetite limit
  • Palatable

Download the 'Designing balanced milker diets' fact sheet.

Key messages

  • Designing a milker diet is a 3-step process:
  • 1. Calculate cow nutrient requirements
  • 2. Select feeds
  • 3. Formulate diet.