For producers that are paid on multiple component pricing, milk protein can have a substantial effect on profits. In this month’s Hoard’s Webinar, Nutrition Consultant Mike Schwab discussed the “why” behind low milk protein and revealed how to increase this component on a dairy.
- Overfeeding fermentable starch, sugars, and/or fat.
- Underfeeding peNDF.
- Feeding spoiled and contaminated feed.
- Inconsistent feeding practices and herd nutrition, i.e. poor mixing, inconsistent feeding frequency, etc.
- Too little RDP and/or RUP in the ration.
- Low quality RUP.
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- Deliver high quality feeds.
- Provide well-balanced and consistent rations.
- Feed blend of high quality fermentable carbs and physically effective fiber.
- Incorporate high-Lys protein and/or RPLYS supplements.
- Feed rumen-protected Met supplement.
- Only supplement RUP as needed. An excess increases ration costs and could lower milk/milk component yields.
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- Feeding for protein production increases milk yield, protein percentage, protein yield, and a dairy’s profitability.
- Feeding for milk protein ¹ feeding more protein.
- Nutrition models are valuable tools.
- Eliminate environmental and facility stressors wherever possible.
- *Ultimately, cows are more accurate than nutrition models when making final decisions!
Source: “Feeding for Protein Production” Hoard’s Webinar presented by Chuck Schwab, Nutrition Consultant. September 12, 2011.