In our programme Dairy Cattle Nutrition, Forage Production and Conservation you will learn how to devise forage production plans, prepare silage, work out rations, feed dairy cows, and rear calves and young stock.
There is a direct link between feeding management on commercial dairy farms and milk quality, condition and health of animals and their fertility status. Feeding costs usually make up more than 50% of the variable costs. That is why the production of good quality and sufficient quantities of roughage in combination with proper feeding management are vital to dairy farms all over the world.
During this programme, you will learn how to optimize fodder production, storage and conservation, feeding of dairy cattle and young stock rearing management, based on the conditions in which you work. You will also learn about the calculation and interpretation of fodder production and feeding management performance indicators, in order to monitor fodder production and feeding management, including greenhouse gas emissions.
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