Importance of Feed Availability for Cow Performance and Milk Components – Dr. Trevor DeVries

December 2, 2016


Check out this next segment from Dr. Trevor DeVries, from the University of Guelph, as he dives into his last segment of his two-part series on the impact of eating behavior and feed availability on milk yield and components. Specifically, he will discuss results from evaluating the impact of feeding management on cow behavior and its impact on cow productivity.

What you will learn:

Make sure cows can eat when they want to and what they need!

  • Keep feed in front of cows and stimulate cows to feed
  • Feed multiple times per day
  • Push up feed frequently

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Dr. Trevor DeVries

Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

Dr. Trevor DeVries is a Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behavior and Welfare and an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. Trevor received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from The University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2001. Immediately following he began graduate studies at UBC, focusing his research on dairy cow feeding behavior. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2006, he worked for one year as a post-doctoral researcher at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, focusing his research on ruminant nutrition. In 2007 he was appointed as faculty with the University of Guelph. In his current position Trevor is involved in research and teaching in the areas of dairy cattle nutrition, management, behavior, and welfare.


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