A TMR is a method of feeding cows that combines feeds formulated to a specific nutrient content into a single feed mix. The mix may contain:
Advantages of TMR
With every bite, the cows will eat a nutrient balanced ration.
Cows will eat a fixed amount of forages and concentrate for high production and ood health.
TMR decreases risk of digestive upset and stabilizes rumen pH.
TMR mixers can help to reduce labour cost.
It is also able to provide more control and accuracy over the amount of feed given as compared to separate ingredients.
Feeding TMR that is well balanced for your herd can increase milk production of 1 - 2.5kg per cow daily.
Milk fat and other components can increase.
It is much easier to measure daily feed intake.
This information will help you to calculate and balance the ration to avoid wasting any feed.