Milk yield of a dairy cow

Forum about Feeding Dairy Cows

Published on: 08/10/2009
Author/s : Beth Wheeler, Dairy Cattle Specialist - Ontario - Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Introduction Milk yield of a dairy cow depends on four main factors: (a) genetic ability; (b) feeding program; (c) herd management; and (d) health. As cows continue to improve genetically, we must also improve nutrition and management to allow the cow to produce to her inherited potential. A good dairy feeding program must consider the quantity fed, the suitability of the feed and how and when...
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Hilmar Gerhardt Hilmar Gerhardt
Animal Nutritionist
February 11, 2010

Really nice overview in feeding dairy cows. Especially in the planning of feed intake related to the NDF content in fourage. NDF is a hot sword in feed quality

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Krishan Agarwal Krishan Agarwal
G.M.[dairy]
December 2, 2010

A nice overview of feeding dairy cows. the importance of grains in feeding is duly given at various stages of lactation.your article will be very helpful to those who are engaged in dairyfarm business as well as feed manufacturers in providing quality feeds.thank you for enriching our knowledge.

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Ali sufiyan Ali sufiyan
Student
November 27, 2018
Hello, I want make a dairy farm of holstein american cows please tell what is the feed of cow for get 80 litre milk and how many land required for 100 holstein cows dairy farm
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Emrah Özen Emrah Özen
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
April 7, 2011
Hello again. How can I see "Figure 1. Protein and Grain Addition to Close-up and Early Lactation Cows" ?
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November 22, 2011

Dear All,

Great informative article regarding feeding dairy cows, the author has taken efforts to even convey the nuances of dairy herd feeding in a simplified way. 


I would like to add my comment as TMR at larger herds can not only be restricted two different milking cow ration rather it might even split up to three or four different rations depends on the number of cows at different stages of lactation.
Temperature and Humidity combinedly called as THI as an index and this shall be a great determinant in terms of adjusting the feeding interms of no of meals, timing, and addition of sugar beet pulp etc.,

Thanks,

Dr Mathan Kumar

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Dr Muhammad Ramzan Dr Muhammad Ramzan
DVM. M. Phil
December 7, 2011
excellent feeding regimne with balanced diet program of different ingredients for maximum production level while maintaining general health as well as reproductive health, if followed strictly,really will produce good results.
Best wishes for the author.
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June 10, 2013
Very simplifed system for feeding of dairy cows , this will help for better understand dairy professionals feeding planning
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November 20, 2014

Thanks for the article. Could you help me telling me what I should do to improve milk production in dairy animals? These animals are being fed with home made feeds and its breed specific.

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md rashidul islam md rashidul islam
Product Manager
March 24, 2015
we want to know you about high yielding milking cow feeding management and feeding requirement per cow per day. such as body weight 450 kg , milk production per day 30 kg and milk production 20 kg . pls sending requirment of cow grain feed, roughage and ca.phosphorus and vitamins.
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Joseph Mburu Joseph Mburu
Student
June 5, 2015
Thanks for the article it was so helpful to me.
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Elsayed Mickdam Elsayed Mickdam
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
July 25, 2016
Great article, thank you
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Fredrick Karanja Mirara Fredrick Karanja Mirara
Dairy producer
September 5, 2016
The article is very informative. But I would like to know: How many times should a dairy cow be fed? Should it be fed in the morning or throughout the day. Today I met a farmer who feeds once in the morning. I feed twice in the early morning around 7.00am and late in the evening from 6.00pm. Kindly explain the disadvantages of these practices and your recommendation.
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mohamadali emami mibody mohamadali emami mibody
Dairy producer
January 18, 2017
it was the best guideline for dairyman in my country.
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hossain ali hossain ali
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
December 14, 2017

Nice article. It seems to be very useful to me.

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Ali sufiyan Ali sufiyan
Student
November 27, 2018
Hello, I want make a dairy farm of holstein american cows please tell what is the feed of cow for get 80 litre milk and how many land required for 100 holstein cows dairy farm
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December 6, 2018

Valuable information to run a healthy and productive dairy farm or for dairy farming.
Thanks.

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