Maximising Cow Performance – Open Day 2024 Presentation
First 100 Days, Media, Smart Feeding
This presentation from the 2024 Dairy Innovation Open Day explores how to maximise cow performance through Smart Feeding and optimised feeding during the crucial first 100 days of lactation, presented by Dr Marlie Wright, Dr Christie Ho, Mr Stewart McRae, and Dr Rodrigo Albornoz.

In this presentation from the 2024 Dairy Innovation Open Day, Dr Marlie Wright, Dr Christie Ho, Mr Stewart McRae, and Dr Rodrigo Albornoz offer valuable insights into maximizing cow performance. They delve into the concept of Smart Feeding, exploring how it can improve milk production. Their research shows that for every hour cows are away from pasture, there is a reduction in milk yield of 1.9 L/cow. The presentation also explores strategies to mitigate this effect, such as optimizing grazing schedules and providing alternative feed sources during periods of limited pasture access. Additionally, the experts discuss feeding strategies during the critical first 100 days of lactation, a time when cows are particularly sensitive to nutritional deficits.

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