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Feed your Ayrshires


  • To increased protein concentration in a diet served in two herds of Ayrshire dairy cows
  • To better meet the nitrogen requirements of Ayrshire cows to increase milk production and maintain high components


  • Trend in increased milk production and early lactation components (0-120 DIM)
  • No adverse effects of increased protein on ruminal health
  • Slightly higher feed cost (offset by milk production)
  • Increase in annual revenues
  • Larger project (minimum six farms) in order to verify the results