Many dairies get paid on the amount of solids produced. Higher milk fat and milk protein levels can mean improved profits for producers. Poor quality forages and improper feeding regimens leave some dairy cows producing significantly lower than their genetic potential. Finding improved concepts of feeding and better ways to meet the animals’ daily nutrient requirements can drastically improve milk production. Balancing rations more precisely to the demand and supplementing diets with specialty feed ingredients like rumen protected methionine and organic trace minerals have proven to support animal health and increase milk production and output of solids.