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Guidance on Organic Livestock Dry Matter and Concentrate Intakes

This table is based on the Soil Association standards. The OF&G calculate differently but the result is very similar. In practise, higher intake values are allowed if they can be justified by measurements, e.g. mixer wagon weighload (see feedplan).

Lactating Dairy Cows Annual Averages  

Beef Cattle, Dairy Youngstock and Dry Cows

Weight kg  

Daily DMI kg  

Max Conc. kg (DM)

Weight kg  

Daily DMI kg  

Max Conc. kg (DM)

400

12

4.8

100

2.5

1

450

13.5

5.4

150

3.75

1.5

500

15

6

200

5

2

550

16.5

6.6

250

6.25

2.5

600

18

7.2

300

7.5

3

650

19.5

7.8

350

8.75

3.5

700

21

8.4

400

10

4

750

22.5

9

450

11.25

4.5



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