Preparing the Rations

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Our cows are fed a “total mixed ration,” or "TMR.”  Ken Manning formulates the diets for the milking herd, making sure that all nutrient requirements are met and that the cows are fed a well-balanced, healthy diet.  Once the diet for a specific group of cows is formulated, each ingredient (the three forages, the corn grain and the soybeans) is added in a specific amount to a “mixer box,” which, as the name suggests, mixes everything together.  This photo shows grass forage unloaded from the silo into a conveyor that takes each ingredient to the mixer box.  

                                                                                     

Manning Farm Dairy

RR#1 Manning Road

Dalton, PA 18414

(570) 563-1702