Rumen-protected active ingredients for dairy cows

Progress in the fields of dairy cattle breeding and management together with new findings regarding performance-oriented and needs-based feeding in the past decades has led to a distinct increase in the milk yield of cows. Nevertheless rising lactation performance is often accompanied by increasing problems with metabolism, fertility and health in dairy cattle. This then leads to the lifetime performance remaining more or less the same after all, due to shortening of the useful life. However, studies demonstrate positive effects of using various (rumen-protected) feed additives on the metabolic health and fertility […].