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Feed Management

cows eatingFeed management is using an assortment of tools, including regular analysis of feeds, milk, and manure to more frequently review nutritional diet formulas, to reduce the uncertainties of feed delivery. This process enables maintenance efficiency, improvement in milk production, and/or increased health of livestock. Decreases or stabilizing Nitrogen and Phosphorus nutrient levels in the manure are key objectives.

NRCS is offering this management practice through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help farmers improve feed management.

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For more information, download the "Precision Feeding for Pennsylvania Cattle Operations" brochure. (PDF, 220KB)

Feed Management - An Ingredient in Whole Farm Nutrient Management (PDF, 535KB)

Feed Management - Feed Management Checklist (PDF, 107KB)

Technical Service Providers click here for instructions on how to register at TechReg (PDF, 66KB)

Penn State Links

NRCS Qualified Feed Management Plan Writers

PSU Dairy Alliance - Feed Management for Producers

Program Contact

Dan Ludwig
Field Contact
(717) 237-2256

Last updated:  February 4, 2021