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"Achieve maximum net return per acre utilizing the most cost effective resources."

The MFA PowerCalf program provides access to the latest technology along with products and services to increase profit for the cow/calf producer. Combining best management practices with detailed records, MFA staff can assist in digitizing, analyzing and benchmarking herd improvement for increased profit. PowerCalf helps producers measure and manage all aspects of their operation, from forage quality to herd genetics, health & nutrition protocols, and reproductive efficiency.

PowerCalf is a menu of products and services producers can choose from to fit their needs, it is not a specific set of requirements or protocols.

PowerCalf is also where the most current best management practices are outlined so that producers can choose the tools they need to deploy the practices they wish to use.

PowerCalf can help:

  • Utilize all applicable whole herd best management practices.
  • Capture data points necessary for measuring key production activities.
  • Digitize, standardize, and manage production data to facilitate decision making.
  • Determine and access the genetics most able to improve desired performance and quality.
  • Prepare your calf crop for marketing at the point of maximum return.
  • Maximize the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of your forage base.

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**** FEED DAIRY - Feeding Facts

   Feeding Facts

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  1. A dairy cow should consume 4% of her body weight daily as total dry matter (forage + grain). 

  2. Three pounds of silage or 2 to 2.5 lbs. haylage are equal to 1 Ib. forage dry matter. 

  3. A dairy cow will eat 1.5 to 2% of body weight daily as forage (hay equivalent). 

  4. Fifteen to 20 lbs. of hay or equivalent from other forages will keep a cow's rumen functioning normally.

  5. Feed some grain -- up to 1.5% of body weight) during the last 7 to 10 days of the dry period – to lead cows into production.

  6. Challenge cows with high nutrient intakes during early lactation for maximum efficiency. For each 1-lb. increase in peak production, you will get about 225 more pounds milk per lactation.

  7. Mature dairy cows will drink approximately 15 to 35 gallons of water per head daily. 

    Grain Feeding Guideline

After calving, gradually increase grain feeding by 1 lb. per day. When milk production peaks and levels off, attempt to feed the level of grain indicated below and hold at that level for 45 to 60 days. As milk production declines, reduce grain feeding accordingly.

    Pounds of Dairy Grain Needed


Milk Production lbs./Day when high quality forages are fed -- 0.60 NE lact.

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