Aussie dairy cows switch to grain diets
A quarter of the dairy cows in Australia are fed
on grain diets - and it's not just due to the drought.
Once dairy farmers fed grain to cows to get through
dry times, but increasingly the change in diet is to boost milk supply and
Steve Little, from Dairy Australia, says just four per
cent of dairy farmers rely solely on grass anymore. "Tasmania has the lowest
level of grain feeding, they're at about 1.2 tonnes per cow per year and the
highest regions are South Australia, northern New South Wales, south-east
Queensland and other areas in New South Wales."Subscribe here to the free animal feed
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