Feed dosage for cows is determined on the basis of live weight, daily milk yield and fat content in the milk, age and finish grade. A dairy cow's diet is based on bulky feeds (silage, haylage), while recommended dosage of concentrates is within the range of 20 to 50%.
One should pay special attention to the diet of calf-bearing cows, for changes in the diet can have a negative impact on the embryo development and calving. A well-balanced diet provides for good quality of colostral milk that is important for prevention of gastro-intestinal diseases of calves.
A proper diet for the growers fosters immune, ruminal digestion and skeleton development .