The dairy complex owned by LLC «Kishchentsi» (Dobraya village, Mankovsky district, Cherkasy region) is one of the most intriguing objects on the dairy map of Ukraine. The Dutchman Kees Huizinga manages the farm for many years. For the development of the dairy sector he hires foreigners.
In fact, the dairy business is the process of constant convertion of feed to milk. Unfortunately, the principle that «the cow eat less and give more milk, she should be fed less and milked more» does not work. Therefore, each farmer asks the question: how can the funds invested in the feed be turned into milk? How to improve the conversion of feed? Let’s look for the answer together.
A recent survey of dairy farms in Wisconsin, where cows milking more than 13.5 thousand kg of milk per cow, showed that not a high concentration of concentrates in the diet, but the quality of roughage determines the level of milk production.
Evgeny Krishtal, Project Manager, «High-Quality Silage Hybrids of Limagrain»
Reserves for improving the quality of corn silage are always there. The main thing is that the head and employees that are involved in the harvesting should know where they can hide.
In the April issue of Milk and Farming magazine (No. 2/2017), we have already talked about the interpretation of the results of forage analysis and the possibility of using such information for effective management of feeding and fodder procurement. The American experience was shared by the founder and president of the Cumberland Valley Analytical Servis (CVAS) laboratory Ralph Ward during the 10th International Dairy Congress.