The food a dairy cow eats is key to its health, milk content and reducing waste. But for farmers, figuring out exactly how much to feed cattle has long been a guessing game full of constant adjustments and waste. Even slightly humid weather could add moisture to grain silos, reducing the number of calories per pound of animal feed. Until now, farmers could only be sure of factors like feed moisture content if they sent samples for lab tests, or conducted tests on site with bulky, expensive equipment – something often not worth the time or effort, especially for smaller farmers.
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