Good Mixer Loading, Better TMR Consistency

Good Mixer Loading, Better TMR Consistency

Cows need consistent rations for optimal milk production. That’s why on-farm feed mixers get a lot of attention in the TMR Audit program, which has been helping to improve dairy operations across the country since 2008.

Many factors are important, including the mechanical condition and operation of the mixer, order of ingredient loading into the mixer, mixer over-filling or under-filling effects, and mixing times. However, one of the most profound findings from thousands of TMR Audits over the years is the impact of location of loading into the mixer. It may seem like a relatively unimportant factor, but proper loading plays a very big role in the mixing performance of both vertical and horizontal mixers.

To read the full article from Diamond V, click here.

Tags: Feeding Strategies, Management Tips, TMR