Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms
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Dairy Herd N Management

Efficient N management within dairy herds revolves around two major areas.

  1. Decreasing nutrients brought on the farm by more accurately formulating rations based on farm specific animal requirements and feed content of carbohydrate and protein fractions and other nutrients.
  2. Recycling nutrients from the manure, crop and soil, and feed storage enterprises on the farm by making the most of high quality, high yielding homegrown feeds.

The pages in this section will supply both background and applied information about dairy herd N management.

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