High feed costs are a challenge in today’s economic environment. In many circumstances, feed cost is more than 60 percent of the production cost of milk. Finding ways to lower the feed cost helps producers to be more profitable. Additionally, poor quality forages can end up costing producers more because of the way a cow utilizes the feed stuff.
Solutions that offer multiple benefits and finding ways to reduce protein in a diet by balancing amino acids also can save a producer money. Products that help cows better digest forages can also be a benefit.