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Dairy Compound Feed

ForFarmers dairy feed range is based on the latest research and development, practical experience and principals of Feed2Milk.

ForFarmers dairy feed range is based on the latest research and development, practical experience and principals of Feed2Milk. The F2M dairy compound range consists of four elements:

  • Maxima
  • Optima
  • Prima

Each type of feed has its own specific features which are closely linked to different silage types and quality, they are formulated to maximise performance, improve health and drive efficiency. F2M feeds can be used across a variety of feeding systems; compound only, PMR and robotic milking systems.

Every dairy farmer has their own objectives, products within the F2M range ensure farmers achieve these objectives as well as maximising feed efficiency and delivering the right performance benefits.


High specification feeds for maximum animal performance (with lower feed rates).


High specification feeds for optimum animal performance (with normal feed rates).

Optima Footprint NS

High specification nil soy feeds for optimum animal performance which maintain True Digestible Protein (TDP) while reducing crude protein.


Best cost feed solution. Ideal for low or high feed rates.

Prima Footprint NS

Best cost nil soy feed solutions for low or high feed rate systems which maintain True Digestible Protein (TDP) while reducing crude protein.


Feed2Milk is a unique approach to dairy cow nutrition focused on cow health, milk yield, milk quality and fertility.

Did you know that over 340,000 dairy cows in the UK are fed Feed2Milk feeds. Our Dairy Specialists operate nationwide and have analysed more than 300,000 cow performance records, this collectively makes us the UK's leading supplier of dairy nutrition products and services.

What is the Feed2Milk approach?

Feed2Milk starts with analysis of homegrown forage using dry NIR, then carefully formulates and accurately measures nutrient content of feed, then onto the Optifeed rationing program which matches the nutrients supplied with the requirements of the cow, to predict performance and ration efficiency.

Our Feed2Milk system expresses these predictions through a set of figures, including:

  • MELK – More Energy for the Lactating Cow (indication of true milk yield potential from energy)
  • TDP – True Digestible Protein (digestible protein available for milk production)
  • RFC – Rapidly Fermentable Carbohydrate (indicating rumen health risk)
  • AI – Acidosis Index (predicting the risk of acidosis)
  • RI – Rumination Index (structural fibre supply)

These figures help provide information about a herd’s potential performance and give a much better understanding of how each individual farm’s forage will perform. The Feed2Milk system then uses over 3,000 equations resulting in a tailored Optifeed ration program for your herd, that optimises rumen function and predicts the best performance outcome of a ration.

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The benefits of Feed2Milk

Feed2Milk focuses on key areas such as, forage quality which is analysed using dry NIR and is more accurate than fresh NIR leading to a greater predictability of the overall ration.

Optifeed our on farm rationing program uses Feed2Milk to enable us to ration your herd more accurately, this leads to:

  • Higher predictability of the ration effects
  • Greater lifetime production
  • Better ration and feed efficiency
  • Healthier cows
  • Increased milk from forage

Results from Feed2Milk nutrition plans show an average increase of 1.8 litres/day (with a range of 0.5-8.0 litres/cow/day). The value of extra milk production resulted in an average increase of £14/cow/month.

With Feed2Milk, an improvement in feed efficiency was also observed with an average 0.04kg/litre reduction in feed rate. This led to an average saving of £6/cow/month in feed costs, or a potential extra 700 litres per cow produced from forage.

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