Total Mix Ration Feed for Dairy Cows

Total Mix Ration Feed for Dairy Cows

Total Mix Ration Feed for Dairy Cows

Tom Trantham

How can Tom Trantham’s cows graze alfalfa and not be susceptible to bloat? The short answer: feed the cows a total mix ration (TMR) each evening when they come in from the fields. The key, according to Trantham, is to make sure the rumen continues to work over the nighttime hours so that it is already active when they start grazing the next day. View this video to learn more about Trantham’s strategy and the ingredients in his TMR.

View the longer video to learn about Tom Trantham’s Sustainable 12 Aprils Dairy Grazing Program.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FS99-102, Cattle Lane Construction Alternatives That Enhance Intensive Grazing Systems .

Product specs
Format: Videos
Year: 2011
Location: South

Dig Deeper - Tom Trantham

Check out these additional resources on Tom Trantham's grazing system.

  • A 12 Aprils Planting and Grazing Guide helps illustrate Trantham’s system in more detail:
  • This online manual, written by Trantham, addresses the most often asked questions about his system.

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