Precision Feeding

Chuck ZimmermanAlltech, Alltech Global 500, Animal Health, Audio, Feed, Forage

At the Alltech Global 500 feeding efficiency was the subject of a presentation by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois. He says that to survive we’re going to have to become more feed efficient and since feed can make up half the cost of producing milk it’s very important. He says that with corn getting to $6/bushel we’re going to have to look at more forage in the diet. That means a closer look at the nutrition plan to control variation. He uses a term, “precision feeding” which he says is “everyday delivering the same ration, if it’s higher in forages it means you have to take that variation out based on variety selections and types of forages you’re feeding.”

You can listen to my interview with Mike here: Interview With Mike Hutjens

Alltech Global 500 Photo Album