Poor-quality forage? Act now!
In some years, it is simply not possible to harvest forage under optimal conditions. In this case, the fibre content of the forage is usually too high and the dry matter content is too low or too high. As a result, energy contents are lower as well. In addition, the feed remains in the digestive tract for a longer time, which means the animals eat less. As a consequence, they take in less energy. This situation leads to a difficult challenge to formulate diets.
It is important to take appropriate countermeasures without compromising the animals’ health and performance.