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Water: The Essential Nutrient

Water: The Essential Nutrient

KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS: Outside of oxygen, water is the most vital nutrient to life. Reduction of water intake causes reduced feed intake and production. Poor water quality can impact water intake, as well as supply unhealthy levels of minerals. Each dairy and well is different, and the type of mineral present changes how bioavailable, and thus how much of an impact it will make. Water treatment options are available to improve water quality.

Milking for Components

Milking for Components

KEY TAKEAWAYS IN THIS ISSUE OF TECHNICAL TOPICS:
Higher butterfat and protein production will bulk up your milk check.
Feed for higher butterfat by maintaining a consistent rumen environment that does not cause drops in rumen pH…