Rumen boluses can give an insight into how well cows are being fed and how producers can tweak rations further. Farmers Weekly reports.

A Welsh dairy farmer is making significant savings on feed costs after rumen pH boluses confirmed the amount of concentrates being fed to cows was too high.

Edward Morgan runs a 190-cow pedigree Holstein herd and has been focusing on cow nutrition to prevent acidosis.

Through his Farming Connect Demonstration Farm work, boluses were placed in six of his cows to monitor the pH and temperature in the reticulum.

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Farmers Weekly
Wednesday 26 February 2014 11:20