Improving air quality and dairy profitability through reduced protein feeding
Twelve dairy farmers will take part in this study to see if feeding less protein to lactating dairy cows will result in better herd health, lower costs, and reduced ammonia emissions. The project manager will monitor feed content, milk urea nitrogen levels, butterfat content, overall yield, and reproductive performance, and will work with producers to lower emissions before these reductions will be required of them through regulation. Outreach will be through extension meetings and extension newsletters. NE SARE Partnership Grant.
Contact: Eugene Schurman, Pennsylvania State University, Indiana County Cooperative Extension firstname.lastname@example.org