When milk fat levels began to decline, Dr. Scott Bascom and other nutritionists at Cooperative Plus, Inc. and Landmark Cooperative worked together to find a solution. When common culprits were not responsible for lowering milk fat, Dr. Bascom increased ration DCAD with DCAD Plus® Feed Grade Potassium Carbonate and saw a positive response in as little as nine days.
- Clients’ herds were experiencing low milk fat levels while the cows appeared healthy.
- Evaluated the herds’ nutrition programs, including effective fiber, forage quality, sorting and dietary oil levels; these traditional culprits were having little effect on milk fat levels.
- Increased DCAD with DCAD Plus and saw positive response in as little as nine days.
- In one herd milk fat percent increased from 3.47% to 3.7% in 14 days, resulting in additional Income Over Feed Cost (IOFC) through greater milk check revenue.