A note from our Nutrition Department:
As forage harvest is underway the JFM Goat Team would like to remind producers to think about the best forage cut length for their nutrition program. Forage cut length influences digestibility of forages.
As summer heat sets in, don’t forget to implement heat stress mitigation strategies. Heat stress can cause reduced milk production, impaired reproduction, and lower birth weights. Fans as well as nutrition strategies can be used to help mitigate heat stress.
Talk to the JFM Goat Team about how to get the best forages for your operation as well as how to prevent heat stress.