CATTLE AND SMALL RUMINANTS

CATTLE AND SMALL RUMINANTS

Feed dosage for cows is determined on the basis of live weight, daily milk yield and fat content in the milk, age and finish grade. A dairy cow's diet is based on bulky feeds (silage, haylage), while  recommended dosage of concentrates is within the range of 20 to 50%.

One should pay special attention to the diet of calf-bearing cows, for changes in the diet can have a negative impact on the embryo development and calving. A well-balanced diet provides for good quality of colostral milk that is important for prevention of gastro-intestinal diseases of calves.

 A proper diet for the growers fosters immune, ruminal digestion and skeleton development .