Cookies cut cow feed costs

Cookies cut cow feed costs

A Wisconsin dairy farmer is lowering his cost of production with an unusual feed ingredient.  Dave Daniels and his multi-family dairy partnership are using cookie waste to replace some of the corn silage and more expensive feed additives. “The dry matter content is probably in that 90-92%, somewhere in there, so it’s going to be a product that will compensate for maybe some corn usage and maybe some other oil or fat substitutes, so that should work out for us.”

Daniels has around 500 dairy cattle and tells Brownfield the cookie waste will provide about five pounds per animal per day, which cuts back on feed costs and helps the environment.

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