Dairy cows usually require more maintenance and nutrition as compared to other bovines. These requirements increase by many folds during lactating period. The highest cost of milk production is indeed for feeding dairy cows during their lactating period. In such a situation, the real challenge is finding a balance between the financial practicality and nutritional value of the diet. The farmer must choose the feed that meets the cow’s daily requirements, like maintenance, body reserves, reproduction and milk production, and commercial viability.
Soybean meal is one such meal which qualifies the above conditions as well as has some additional benefits.