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Dairy Focus: Reduce feed bunk shrink to improve profitability, feed efficiency

Published 06/14/2013, INFORUM

Feed shrinkage is caused by many factors, including delivery weight errors, wind, birds, rodents, tires, tracked feed, cattle tossing feed, silage bunker losses, feed refusals, bunk heating and spoilage, moisture losses, mixing errors, scale accuracy, push-up blades, comingling of ingredients, feed wasted by feeders and drives, feed bunk management, plastic management, moving/storing feed and water damage.

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