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Thursday 23 November 2017

feeding mineral guidelines

1.Feed pre-calver minerals to all dry cows for four to six weeks pre-calving.

2.Fixed-rate feeding is best. Free choice supplementation, eg mineral buckets and licks, is less reliable and intake is variable. Water supplementation can be risky because of low water intake unless the dispenser can be adjusted for water intake.

3.Ensure there is adequate feedng space for all animals to eat at once.

4.Spread minerals across the silage and feed minerals twice a day.

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