Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dairy production

Not sure what is going on with some of the dairy herd. OK, well, with 5 of them. Their milk production dropped to 10 pounds a day per cow. They usually produce 80 pounds or more daily.

We ran out of silage about a month ago and bought some from an area farmer. We had the silage tested by the lab and figured out the nutrition rate based on its composition. Still, their production has dropped - staggeringly - and we're not sure why. The vet came Monday and gave them a thorough once-over and cannot find anything physically wrong with them.

And don't tell me it's a mental thing. :)

I'm not sure what our next move will be, but we're going to have to find out what's ailing them - and quickly!

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