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Cost-effective and customized forage rations

Forage abundance and quality vary throughout the year and the cows' nutritional needs vary with age, parity and lactation stage. Over time, a feed strategy will also require continuous adjustments in order to optimize performance.

Using your milk analysis results and the milk recording reports to their fullest potential, your Valacta advisor can help you throughout the year to correct deficiencies and to maximize your milk production and profits.

In addition, our privileged access to each dairy cow's data enables us to determine their specific dietary needs and formulate customized rations. Using our Ration'L formulation software, your Valacta advisor can balance, validate and formulate rations for lactating cows, transition cows and heifers, based on the feeding system (individual, TMR, PMR, in groups).

To ensure that feed costs do not exceed your production revenues, we also help you monitor your feed margin as well as the cost of concentrates.

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Laboratory analyses of dairy cow forage 

To ensure your forages have their rightful place in rations, it is important to know their nutritional value. You can have your forage, silage and other feed tested in our laboratory and the results will be available to you within 24 hours.

Learn more about our IR+ analyses that provide you with valuable information to formulate even more accurate rations:

  • the digestibility of NDF makes it possible to calculate the real contribution of forage in energy.
  • the digestibility of starch in corn silage is used to better measure the proportion of concentrates in the ration.
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