Bypass protein for the dry and transition periods
The benefits of feeding a diet containing a digestible undegraded protein (DUP), such as SoyPass, during the lactation period of a ruminant are well proven and documented.
The greatest increase in milk yield of the cow occurs postpartum (after calving) tailing off towards the end of lactation. This as expected coincides with where the greatest
benefit from feeding a bypass protein can be achieved.
However, dairy farms are a business and the profitability of the farm depends on the management of the cow’s nutrition towards the end of lactation and prior to the next parturition
(calving) in order to maximize milk production during the following lactation, this period is termed the ‘dry’ and ‘transition’ period.