Friday, February 2, 2024 -- 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Forage quality got you down? Things are looking up.
Sponsored By Chr Hansen
Forage quality is defined as the ability of the cow to digest and utilize the nutrient components provided by the forage source. The higher the content and digestibility of the nutrients, the higher the forage quality. As forages mature, their digestibility decline, reducing the nutrients the cow is able to derive from the forage, lowering the quality. Declining forage quality impacts the amount of other feedstuffs that the animal is able to consume, as the slower passage rate of the forage results in a reduction in intake of not only the forage but also other feeds that the animal is consuming. Fortunately, there are options such as BOVACILLUS that improve the digestibility and utilization of the forages that the cows are consuming.