Partial mixed rations

Fact sheets to help farmers make the right feeding decisions this spring-summer using partial mixed ration as a supplementary feed to grazing cows.   

The fact sheets are provided by Agriculture Victoria and can also be found on their website http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/dairy/tools-and-resources.

Partial mixed rations for grazing dairy cows

A series of experiments at Agriculture Victoria Ellinbank were conducted to investigate the milk production response to feeding supplements as a partial mixed ration (PMR).

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GRAIN MIXES OR Partial mixed rations?

Improved methods for providing grazing cows with supplements.

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Milk production benefits of canola in partial mixed rations

Increasing dry matter intake and milk yield using canola meal in mixed rations.

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Profitability of short-term partial mixed ration feeding decisions under variable pasture allowance

This study investigated the economics of short-term partial mixed ration (PMR) feeding with low, medium or high pasture allowance.

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Profitability of short-term partial mixed ration feeding decisions

The economics of short-term partial mixed ration (PMR) feeding decisions was analysed and compared with feeding grain in the dairy and forage in the paddock.

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Whole-farm investment analysis of a PMR feeding system for dairy cows

The profitability of mixed ration feeding systems was investigated where the construction and purchase of infrastructure and equipment was required.

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