“Whether you’re feeding for optimal milk production or focusing on increasing rates of gain, a good ration is key to a healthy herd. Rations that are poorly mixed not only lead to improper nutrition and wasted feed, but can cause milk fluctuations and decreased butterfat content, poor foot health, reproductive issues, and increased stress on immune system – all of which have negative impacts on profitability.

Sampling your ration regularly can help determine how consistently your feed is being mixed. While forage analyses are great, the cost of sending samples in for evaluation may prohibit regular testing.”