The Importance of TMR Feeding on Dairy Cattle

The Importance of TMR Feeding on Dairy Cattle

Cows feed in stalls at the dairy farm

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Completely mixed rations (TMRs) are widely considered as the best way to provide balanced nutrients. In spite of our endeavors in formulating and delivering rations to cows, yet again, we know that what every cow is eating is not always what we first put in front of the cattle.

Bacons prefer to separate smaller and smaller particles and leave the taller components of the forage part of the TMR.

Humorous eating leads to more eating carbs and less effective fiber consumption than ours, which in turn increases the risk of clinical and subclinical acidosis.

It has also been shown that separating TMR leads to a decrease in milk fat.
⛔️ It was estimated that milk fat is reduced by as much as 0.15 for every 10% of the remaining fodder in long rations.

In addition, separating the TMR reduces the nutritional value of the portion that remains in the feeder. For cattle fed in groups, this may be problematic. For example, in cases where competition in the headquarters is very high, it does cause serious harm to cows that do not have access to the feed while eating. In such cases, those cows may not have enough nutrients to maintain their milk production.

? Therefore, no attempt should be made to prevent the separation of TMR.

Drinking water to dry TMRs is very effective

Generally it is believed that adding water to a dry TMR helps to stick particles together, which makes it harder to separate them, thereby strengthening the use of a more stable diet.
The amount of fine particles removed reduces the consumption of fiber and improves the lipid content of the milk.

The amount of moisture varies.

On the other hand, the addition of water to TMR increased feed temperatures in the feeder, especially in the warm seasons that have high ambient temperatures, causing food to warm up, resulting in amyal food ingestion, and may therefore contribute to reducing feed intake. So the humidity level is very important. It should be evaluated with special precision and sensitivity (especially in the summer)

The advice of the grain advisers is to ensure that the concentrate and forage supply is mixed with the advice of expert advisers to ensure the quality and quantity of your own milk.

Side effects of liquid food may also be effective

An alternative solution for adding water to TMR can be the addition of liquid feed. Liquid feeds, especially those based on molasses, have the ability to help stick the material and make the separation difficult. In cases where the quality of maize and alfalfa and their dry matter is not desirable.

• The effect of water or the addition of liquid feed on the reduction of the feeding detachment behavior may depend on the amount of dry matter in the diet and whether dry fodder is used in the diet. In cases where the separation behavior is evident, adding water or liquid feed can be helpful. But, you need to be careful about monitoring the effects that this action may have on both the separation of feed and dry matter.