When the weather turns hot, dairy cattle can suffer heat stress. As a result, their dry matter intake reduces, and with that, their rumination and rumen activity decreases.
To avoid health issues, it is important to keep the cow’s rumen as healthy as possible during a period of high temperatures.
Brewers grains can help alleviate heat stress
Brewers grains contain numerous easily digestible, slowly fermentable carbohydrates. This helps to keep the dry matter ingestion and milk fat contents at normal levels. By keeping the rumen as healthy as possible, the cows will also recover more easily after a hot period.
Help your cows cope with the heat by opting for brewers grains!