The impact of your feeding decisions

While it is important to provide optimum nutrition to your herd for growth, pregnancy and milk production, it can be tempting to cut corners and feed less to your herd.

When fodder supplies are limited, it is better to fully feed less animals than feed a larger herd less feed.

Reducing feed to young stock will cost much more in the long run. Compromising on dry cow feeding will strip condition off these cows and will result on more empty cows after breeding.

The high sugar content of sugarcane forage can cause alcoholic fermentation during ensiling. This can vary in concentration.

Download the 'The impact of your feeding decisions' fact sheet.

Key messages

  • Fully feed fewer animals
  • Prevent ongoing impact of feeding decisions