Future Ready Dairy Systems

Dairy Australia

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Sustainable autumn milk production Kucks @ Quinalow

The Kucks have adjusted their feeding system to overcome the challenges associated with dry seasons and fluctuating feed supplies and switch between grazing and Total Mixed Rations depending on the conditions they face. Some of their strategies include:

  • Switching from pasture to TMR when paddock feed quality is not sufficient
  • Major focus on good nutrition including a nutrition consultant
  • Year round calving to ensure there are always about 400 cows in milk
  • Ensure cows are in good condition at calving
  • Minimise heat stress with sprinklers and adjustments to milking time
  • A shade shed is planned

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