Dairy cattle, Feeding
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Dairy cows have different food requirements at different times of the year.
Cows in peak production require much more food per day than dry cows. It is a waste of money to feed a dry cow more than it actually needs for maintenance.
Equally, it is uneconomic NOT to feed a producing cow enough to give maximum production.
Arkell, P T.
"The feed year approach to dairying,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 11
, Article 13.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol11/iss12/13