Forage is a valuable and relatively inexpensive raw material for milk. Producing as much milk as possible from forage keeps feed costs down. How do you make sure that you get everything out of forage? In practice, this is not so simple. By analyzing the forage you know what you are feeding your animals.
The feed costs per 100 kg of milk measured vary considerably between farms. These differences are mainly down to purchased feed. You can only make optimal use of your own forage reserves if you know what you are feeding your animals. The nutritional value and the quantity of minerals and trace elements in each silage must be clear. Tighter fertilisation standards and less deposition from the environment are changing the mineral composition of feed.
Know what you are feeding your animals
What was good in the past may have changed over time. Insufficient minerals and trace elements in the ration cost money – think reduced fertility, suboptimal development of young cattle and a poor start to lactation. Want to know how you can make optimal adjustments? An analysis report will provide the answer.