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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE 15. DRY MATTER INTAKE GUIDELINES
Milk 900 1100 1200 1300 1500

lb/day

% of body weightb
20 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0
30 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3
40 3.4 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.5
50 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.1 2.8
60 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.1
70 4.6 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.3
80 5.1 4.3 4.1 3.8 3.5
90   4.7 4.4 4.1 3.7
100 5.0 4.7 4.4 3.9

a Fat corrected milk = (milk lb x .4) + (fat lb x 15).
b Intakes may be up to 18% less for cows in early lactation.

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