Butterfats fall and even crash on many dairy enterprises in the summer months; this is because farmers are starting the second rotation of the grazing season.
“This grass is very lush - it is high in sugar and is very low in fibre.” Conor McCaffery B.Agri.Sc – Technical Sales at Kiernan Milling – explained.
The animal does not have adequate time to absorb nutrients and butterfat starts to crash.
In order to avoid this problem and the major financial implication it has on-farm, Kiernan Milling has created a new 15% CP high-energy nut for its customers.
It has Actisaf and acid buff to help overcome a drop in butterfat; it is high in energy to help drive milk yield and protein.
It has good fibre sources to help avoid the butterfat drop and it has a protected mineral pack for the upcoming breeding season, according to the company.
For more information, contact Kiernan Milling.
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