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Feeding for milk quality throughout the year

June 15, 2021

With factors outside of a farmer’s control dictating the base price on offer for their milk, maximising any available bonuses for Butterfat, Protein and Somatic Cell Count (SCC) levels will have a more than significant impact on the milk price received.

Breeding will have a major influence on a cow’s ability to produce milk solids and choosing bulls which can positively influence this should always be to the fore when making breeding decisions.

However, nutrition will play a significant part, and now is an equally appropriate time of the year for milk producers to address this issue as it would be mid-winter.

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