Fodder beet has a key role to play in our future systems, BUT its use must be fit for purpose and strategic. Farmers need to know the quality of their crops and supplements. The proportion in the diet and type and quality of supplements are key drivers to good animal performance outcomes.
Early nutrition and later consequences. Feeding the prepubertal heifer – Luis Felipe P. Silva , Univ of Queensland
Major factors affecting milk yield are the ability to supply the mammary gland with nutrients and the gland to produce milk. Achieving body size targets at first calving is critical: Loss of 300 kg of milk (1st lact) per -50kg body weight (BW) at calving, loss of 720 kg of milk (3 lact) per -50kg