What is the Future of Feed Management? Or Life After the “ P ” Project. C. C. Stallings Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist. Cooperating Partners. Feed Management!.
C. C. Stallings
Professor and Extension Dairy Scientist
Ration formulation and feed delivery are key components in feed management; the end result is feeding closer to the animals requirements without aversely affecting production or animal health
C. C. Stallings, 2009
.34% P 91 .3 46 47
.51% P 138 1.6 86 87
.67% P 180 2.3 119 121
Knowlton and Herbein. 2002. Jour. Dairy Sci.
Example Ration: Corn Silage, Haylage, Corn,
Cottonseed, SBM, Brewers Grain, DiCal, Ca Carb, Vit, TM
P based nutrient management plans and 50% corn silage and 50% alfalfa
Cows 107 128 149 170 191
Hanigan and Knowlton, 2006
Proc. Feed Management Cow College
Inorganic Mineral Supplements
1. Remove inorganic/supplemental sources
Alfalfa hay, immature .31% DM
Alfalfa hay, mature .28
Grass hay, immature .34
Grass hay, mature .26
Barley silage .30
Corn silage .26
Rye silage .42
Pasture, intensively managed .44
Barley .39% DM
Corn grain .30
Cottonseeds, whole .60
Soybeans, whole .60
Soybean, meal .70
Brewers grains, wet .59
Distillers grains .83
Corn gluten feed 1.00% DM
Wheat midds 1.02
Cottonseed meal 1.15
Wheat bran 1.18
Fish meal 3.05
Citrus pulp .12% DM
Cottonseed hulls .12
Molasses, sugarcane .10
Soybean hulls .17
Sugar beet pulp .09
-less than 105% results in $12 per cow
-105 to 115% results in $6 per cow
-115 to 125% results in $3 per cow
A Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) group of conservation practices which helps make sure that both production and natural resource protection goals are achieved.
NRCS requires a CNMP when they provide incentive payments or cost share money to implement conservation practices.
Feed Management is a voluntary part of a CNMP.
A certified nutritionist must write and approve the Feed Management plan.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MON) exists between the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and NRCS to allow members to be Technical Service Providers (TSP’s) in Feed Management.
To be certified the nutritionist must have proficiency in developing animal diets for Feed Management as defined by NRCS Code 592 in conjunction with passing the Feed Management qualifying exam.
Feed Management will continue to be an effective tool in reducing nutrient output in situations where nutrient loading of soils is a problem