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Dairy Cattle Nutrition

Information and tools to assist in managing dairy nutrition, including resources on forages, pasture, heifers, and calves.

Dairy nutrition is essentially as simple as understanding the nutrient requirements of dairy cows at various stages of lactation and combining various feed ingredients to meet those needs in a cost-effective manner.

Forages are the foundation of diets for ruminant animals, and a focus on quality forage is essential to productivity and profitability of dairy farms.

Successful dairy operations recognize heifers as an important investment in the future of the business.

Calf health, growth, and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices.

Dairy cattle image galleries including cows, calves, feeding and pasture scenes.

Information about tools developed at Penn State to assist in nutritional research for dairy calves, heifers, and cows.