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Feed Trough Cleanliness & Surfaces Farming Note

Dirty feed troughs containing spoiled feed will reduce intakes, increase wastage and put animals at risk of disease. Clean troughs can improve daily dry matter intakes by 0.5kg/cow equating to £90 worth of extra milk per cow per year.

This Farming Note covers:

  • Feed trough management
  • Feed trough design for cleanliness
  • Feed surfaces
  • Guideline costs

Issued January 2008.

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