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Ag and Ed Innovation – Online Quiz:
Break feeding: Feed demand & pasture growth
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In the New Zealand dairy farming system, the farmer tries to match the amount of grass grown on the farm with the amount of feed needed by the cows at any given time
Rotation length means:
The length of the farm in square metres
The time it takes for the cows to be milked in a rotary milking shed
The time it takes to graze the whole farm
As a rule, dry cows need more feed than lactating cows unless they are pregnant
A dry cow generally needs how much feed per day?
16-20 kgs of dry matter per day
10-15 kgs of dry matter per day
6-10 kgs of dry matter per day
In general, an 8 hectare paddock would give 400 milking cows, with 200 m2 per cow, how much grazing?
A week’s worth
Three days’ worth
One days’ worth
What does the farmer usually do if there is not enough grass growing on the farm in winter to feed the cows?
A: Start rationing the cows before the farm starts to run out of feed
B: Feed the cows supplements, either grown on the farm or brought in
C: Sell the excess cows
Both A and B
None of these
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