Forages and Feeding Dairy Cattle During Drought Conditions

PURDUE EXTENSION

01/04/2013

Forages are the base ingredient in dairy cattle and heifer diets. Forages provide cattle fiber and roughage, and the quality of the forage affects animal production and health. Drought conditions create numerous challenges on a dairy farm, including slow regrowth of pasture, hay and crops to be ensiled, reduced yields, lower forage quality and increased production costs.
 
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