Effective Ways To Increase Dairy Cow Milk Production

Milk production has increased tremendously over the past decades. Between 1950 and 1975, dairy milk production in the U.S averaged at 120 billion pounds. Since then, dairy cow milk production has increased by over 75 %. The production levels in 2013 were a record high of 201.2 billion pounds. This is immense growth especially at a time when milk cow numbers remained relatively constant. A dairy cow’s profitability is measured but its milk production. A cow will only be economically viable if the dairy cow milk production breaks even. Increasing dairy cows’ milk production may sound like age-old metaphors that …

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The Secret To Increase Dairy Milk Profitability

Dairy farming will never be profitable if you are not producing enough milk. On average, a dairy cow produces 6-7 gallons of milk in a day. Certain breeds produce between 6,800kg and 17000kg per year. The udder milk produced will vary from one breed to another and other factors may also come to play. Normally, the milk levels will peak around 40-60 days after calving. It then declines steadily until when milking stops after 10 months. The dairy cow is then dried off sixty days to the expected calving date. This gives the farmer a 12-14 months productive inter calving …

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