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Our Forage Specialist's 5 top tips on maize silage

Advice from our specialist Advice from our specialist25-2-2020
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Exploiting the true potential of maize silage in a dairy ration hinges on these main points:

  1. Understanding and knowing the changing dynamics of the starch in maize clamps over time and how these impact the cow
  2. Ensuring adequate supply of protein from other dietary sources
  3. Being aware of maize silage interactions with other feed stuffs in the ration – acid load
  4. Excessive levels of starch – fat cows, not more or better quality milk
  5. Ensure adequate supply of vitamins and minerals in total diet

 

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