One of the most important jobs on the farm is formulating and feeding rations that optimize cows’ genetic potential to produce milk without breaking the bank. Since the 1930s, Hoard’s Dairyman has aimed to help producers achieve these goals through a printed guide to feeding dairy cows.
Now in its fourth iteration of the modern dairy era, the newly released Feeding Guide, authored by the University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens, hones in on economically smart nutrition advice for farmers, nutritionists, and other farm service providers.
The 103-page softcover, perfect bound book covers dairy cow physiology, the gestation-lactation cycle, purchasing and valuing feed, ration formulation, feeding disorders, and so much more.
New to this edition is information on feeding with automated milking systems, utilizing high digestibility forages, and strategies for higher herd production.
For the first time, this book can also be purchased as an e-book through the iBooks Store. This version also features inset videos throughout the text, with step-by-step instructions on the Penn State Particle Box separation process, kernel processing, and more.
If holding a book in your hands and flipping its pages is more your style, the book can be purchased on the Hoard’s website.