Dairy cows eating silage.© Tim Scrivener
Feeding adequate metabolisable protein and amino acids at calving is essential in order to prevent negative protein balance – something that is just as common as negative energy balance. According to Jim Drackley, professor of animal science at the University of Illinois, and Mole Valley Feed Solutions’ head of nutrition, Chris Bartram, protein deficiency is an area that needs to be brought into sharp focus. Dr Bartram said: “For the past 25 years, we have talked about negative energy balance […]