TOP VIEWED WEBINAR 2020: 3T’s – Time, Talent & Technology

Feed optimization using available raw material in Dairy & Beef animals – Pandemic of COVID 19

As the year ends, we look back our most viewed webinar to share with you so that you don’t miss out.

The webinar held back in April 2020 and an international dairy expert Florent Aubry presented on the above mentioned topic. A good number of audience attended the webinar and actively participated in the discussion.

Following are the point of the webinar to give a quick refresh of what the webinar was about.

Below is the ABCDTV link for the webinar

Feed optimisation using available raw material in Dairy & Beef animals – Pandemic of COVID 19 – YouTube

Webinar Points:  

  • At time of shift of high to low producing, might be issue of unbalanced diets because of the huge gap of the high, mid and low average lactation. Check cow, diet and address gap.
  • At least maintain 04 groups: Fresh, High Lactating, Medium Lactating and End of Lactation.
  • Observe Cow consumption to production pattern.
  • Perfect mode of production will dramatically affect reproduction.
  • Better corn milling means better energy for the cow and better to address issue like bypass fat.
  • More available energy will decrease fat.
  • Due to heat stress, DMI will drop. Concentrate on diet; Yeast is a solution improves digestibility and energy availability.
  • Rapeseed have high fat than canola (2%). Moreover, it will provide free oil to cow resulting in biofilm around Fibre that will cause drop in Fibre digestion and DMI.
  • Bio hydrogenation another factor as rumen don’t accept free oil; need extra energy for bio hydrogenation.
  • Feed contain 2-3% oil because of grains/oil.
  • 1/3 need to be free oil and rest hydrogenated fat.
  • Production potential window ranges from 40-50 days further depends on genetics.
  • Maximum corn meal offer to cow depends on diet and starch content.
  • Risk like acidiosis and compromised BCS results from using Ca. soap than hydrogenated.
  • %age crude protein for fattening animal feed is 14.5% (complete diet).
  • Using different software with right database will not have any difference.
  • Best diet needs to be formulated perfectly.
  • Using concentrated feed, consider the composition, no. of kg to be fed, monitor urine pH for anionic salts.
  • Molasses alternative- pure sugar but it will cost more.
  • Potatoes can be used in cow diet, offer in cutting/pieces to avoid pulmonary blockage.



  • Use low cation forages.
  • Use Anionic diet and monitor urine pH.
  • Look at diet to save money.
  • TMR balancing.
  • Don’t add only oil, it will destroy rumen.
  • Check quality of forages; maintain database through yearly testing.
  • Better Forage and DM check, Better will be milk and meat production.
  • Be sure what you formulate and puts in software, your cow eats.
  • Avoid mistakes to better deal cost.
  • Know what you are doing and how is your animal responsing.