Is Overstocking Affecting Your Heifer Management

Is Overstocking Affecting Your Heifer Management
1/23/2017

Dairy herd managers seek to prevent freshening heifers from being overconditioned by dietary dilution with low-energy forages. Another common management technique to prevent overconditioning is precision or limiting feeding.  So how much impact does heifer stocking density have on their conditioning? Click here to read the trials and results of these these trials on overstocking your heifers.

Hopefully, as a result of these studies, we can establish some clear guidelines for stocking rate, and good rules of thumb that may signal problems before they have severe consequences.

Tags: Heifer Management