Many producers get paid a premium on the amount of milk components produced. Higher milk fat and milk protein levels can mean improved profits.
Poor quality forages and improper feeding regimens leave some dairy cows producing below their genetic potential. Finding improved methods of feeding animals and better ways to meet the animals’ daily nutrient requirement can drastically improve milk production.
By balancing rations for amino acids, dairy cattle can improve their milk component production. Other feed ingredients like trace minerals and antioxidants have been shown to increase milk components in dairy cows.