The seven habits of highly effective feeding

The seven habits of highly effective feeding

30 October 2017

Getting the most from your herd requires top-notch nutrition, the right feed solution tailored for your specific circumstances and good forward planning. Here we look at the seven key factors that will help get you the results you want.

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Lock in feed contracts at a price that works for your budget and meets your herd's individual need.

  3. Begin with the End in Mind
  4. What are your production and reproduction targets? Have you locked in what you need to achieve those goals or are you hoping Mother Nature will deal you a kind hand?

  5. Put First Things First
  6. When thinking about your feed requirements consider the following: breed, how far your girls walk each day, lactation versus dry cow and your pasture quality. Make energy a priority for your herd as the key driver of milk production.

  7. Think Win-Win
  8. Genuine feelings for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships! During hard times when the availability of PKE is short due to high demand or drought make sure your feed partner can guarantee the supply of all contracted tonnes through a robust agreement to ensure you have what you need to take care of your cows.

  9. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  10. Is your feed from a “supplier” or a trusted forward-thinking nutrition partner? Do they understand your farming business and are they able to support you by offering a range of top quality, tailored feed solutions for your herd?

  11. Synergize
  12. Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, to achieve goals that no one could have done alone. Work with your nutrition partner to access the latest technology, scientifically-backed nutritional advice, and nationwide blending facilities so that you can be confident that all your feed solutions are met.

  13. Sharpen the Saw
  14. Balance and renew your cows by only choosing blended feeds that come from accredited facilities and have been precision-blended by state of the art blending machinery to deliver consistent blends and reliable, safe mineral inclusion to create a sustainable, long-term, active lifestyle for you and your girls. Now that’s peace of mind!

1. S R. Covey. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Powerful Lessons in Change. 1988

2. Agrifeeds – Nutrition Guide 2017

For nutritional advice and tailored feed solutions for your herd, contact your local Agrifeeds animal nutrition sales representative or call 0800 424 743.

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