Improving butterfats to boost contract milk price


Boosting milk proteins to fulfil cheesemaking contract May 2021

A better understanding of rumen function is helping to reduce the consequences of butterfat depression. British Dairying looks at the factors leading to this problem and the approach one Lancashire milk producer has taken to deal with this challenge.

Maximising compositional quality to help increase milk prices will be a vital tactic as producers look to maintain margins in the light of higher feed prices. Falling butterfats at grazing are a familiar issue but they can also be a problem in housed cows. However, by better understanding the causes of the problem in the rumen it is possible to reduce the impact on prices, according to Andrew Grimston from Adisseo.

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