This past summer, the Cnossen family built and opened a brand new, 44,000 square foot milking facility. The 6-row perimeter barn currently houses 145 cows and features 4 Lely Astronaut milking robots…
Dairy rations consisting of 55-75% forage can help solve a few cow-health problems, says Charlie Sniffen, an independent nutritionist and consultant.
These conversion factors are from Appendix F Fuel and Energy Source Codes and Emission Coefficients of the U.S.Department of Energy Form EIA-1605EZ (1996) OMB No 1905-0194.
Feed is the largest and most burdensome expense faced by any operation with livestock.