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Roughage is a valuable and relatively inexpensive raw material for milk. Producing as much milk as possible from roughage keeps feed costs down. How do you make sure that you get everything out of roughage? In practice, this is not so simple. By analyzing the roughage you know what you are feeding.

The feed costs per 100 kg of milk measured vary considerably between farms. These differences are mainly from the item 'purchased feed'.  You can only make optimal use of your own forage reserves if you know what you are feeding. The nutritional value and the quantity of minerals and trace elements in each silage must be clear. Tighter fertilization standards and less deposition from the environment are changing the mineral composition of the feed.

Know what you are feeding

What was naturally 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 or a poor start to lactation. Want to know how you can make adjustments? The figures on the analysis report provide the answer.