Developing and executing a good animal nutrition plan is important for herd profitability because supplementation is one of the top expenses.
Writing the plan down is the key to executing it. There are at least three good reasons to do so.
1. Write it down to show your loan officer.
If your plan is written it is easier to show how nutrition expenses affect the overall profit/loss statement. It's hard to carry animal weights and forage inventories in your head, particularly when figures can change during the year.
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