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Adjusting rations can reduce dairy manure


March 23, 2012, Boise, ID – Using available research, University of Idaho Extension dairy specialists set out to determine if feeding strategies could reduce manure production while maintaining animal performance and health.

Current research suggests that manure production in dairy herds can be reduced by reducing the amount of feed or feeding less alfalfa and more corn silage; more starch and less fiber and by not overfeeding crude protein. READ MORE