Feeding the Dry Cow

Published on: 06/19/2018
Author/s : Rick Grant, Extension Dairy Specialist

Dry Cow Management Goals Every dairy producer's goal for the milking herd should be to maximize feed intake and milk production -- profitably. Proper dry cow management provides the foundation for a successful lactation. Management goals for the dry period include: properly nourishing the developing calf, maintaining optimum body condition score (3.5 to 4.0)...

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