Tag: Dairy Cows
The Value Of NIS In A High Performing Dairy Farm
A good example of the value of NIS in a high performing dairy farm.
NIS Role In Calf Weaning
Calf starter should be high in starch & sugar and the fibre portion should be able to act as a ‘toothpick’.
Balancing Spring Rations Economically
Great comments by Mole Valley Farmers, NIS is an extremely useful ingredient to balance high protein grass
The Importance Of Using NIS As A Precision Forage
Long term user of NIS, Richard Pilkington explains the importance of precision forage when fine tuning milking cow rations.
Using NIS To Balance Fibre
How one farmer uses NIS to balance on farm fibre sources at various stages throughout the year.
Monitoring Rumen Health Using Dung
The best monitor of rumen health and efficiency is dung score. Loose dung indicates a lack of effective fibre.
Using NIS Increases Butterfat Yield
By feeding NIS a farmer increased his butter fat by 0.2% without dropping yield making an extra 58p/cow/day.
Improving Acidosis By Using NIS
AB Vista quote an Irish trial that shows that 50% of cows are either suffering, or are at high risk of acidosis and suggests that the first solution should be to correct the fibre balance.
Benefits of NIS in housed in dairy cow diets
Summary of 3 on farm trials recording the benefits achieved by incorporating NIS in housed dairy cow diets.