Feed your Ayrshires

Goals

  • 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

Conclusion

  • 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