Let’s explore the benefits of vertical TMR (Total Mixed Ration) mixers for feeding beef cows during different stages of the production cycle.
A few years ago the combination of unusually warm and dry conditions in the summer left areas of the Northern Plains in the US and Canadian Prairie with reduced and more costly forage supplies. In some cases, this will made feeding the beef herd more
Traditional methods of feeding hay in a round bale feeder can lead to wastage of up to 30% through selection and trampling. Conservative estimates of switching to a TMR put feed savings at 10-15%.
Jaylor’s Mini Mixer series provides the opportunity to deliver the benefits of feeding TMR to specialty groups such as recently weaned calves, dry cows and fresh cows on your farm. You already do a great job feeding a TMR to your lactating cows, but your
A TMR mixer is a long life, depreciable asset, that simultaneously decreases feed cost and increases animal productivity (revenue), with the cost being amortizable over numerous years, its operational life being a function of how much it is used each year.
More mature or coarser forages tend to be bulkier and more resistant to processing and mixing than less mature, finer forages. As forages mature, plants become taller, their cells increase in size, and cell walls thicken and become more lignified.
Consistent feed composition and delivery are generally recognized as key components for optimal animal health and maximizing milk production and profitability. Equally important are accurate measurement and tracking of feed intake for determining feed efficiency of milk production and income over feed cost (IOFC) as
Addition of water to total mixed rations (TMRs) has become a generally accepted recommendation to reduce sorting behaviour by cattle during eating. As such, there are a number of recommendations out there concerning the “ideal” moisture content for total mixed rations (TMRs), some of which
A recent experiment in the Journal of Dairy Science by Jud Heinrich’s group at Pennsylvania State University lends support to Jaylor’s recommendations for the optimal particle size distribution of total mixed rations (TMRs) for dairy cattle.