As for any essential nutrient, the methionine needs of dairy cows continues throughout lactation and also the dry period in preparation for the onset of the next lactation.
Research recognized the benefits of methionine supplementation to the production of milk and milk components more than four decades ago. More recently, research revealed the benefits of methionine to health status and reproductive performance.
Now methionine is recognized as an essential amino acid, key to the optimum functioning of a multitude of metabolic pathways in the dairy cow, to ensure her well-being and longevity in the dairy herd.
by Daniel Luchini, Ph.D., Adisseo