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Fat contains over two times the amount of energy found in grain. This makes it
a very good energy supplement for early lactation cows.
The intake of supplemental fat should not exceed 5% of the ration. This corresponds
to approximately 0.7 to 0.9 kg fat/day (1.5 - 2 lbs). If this is exceeded, rumen
fermentation can be affected and milk fat depression, reduced feed intake and
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