Dairy cows need to keep fit and eat the right foods to stay healthy. But how do farmers plan their diets?
Cows need nutritionists? Don't they just eat grass? In fact, grass is just one component of a dairy cow's diet. To produce the delicious milk we enjoy every day, it's vital that our lovely ladies eat a healthy and nutritionally-balanced diet. So dairy farmers work with specialist 'diet doctors' to design a tailored diet plan for each cow. We asked cow nutritionist Tim Davies to tell us more.
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