THE ROLE OF VITAMINS IN DAIRY CATTLE NUTRITION
Dairy nutrition of cattle One of its elements is adequate nutrition – a key factor in the cultivation of dairy cattle. It also has a huge impact on production results. Unfortunately, when the price in purchases falls and the profitability of milk production decreases, breeders, in search of savings, most often refuse to buy ready-made feeds, in particular, limiting mineral and vitamin supplements in food doses. This is very unfavorable, and in the long run it could mean even more losses. The milk production of a cow will not decrease overnight, but stopping the use or reducing the doses of mineral-vitamin mixtures recommended by manufacturers for several weeks will negatively affect the health of the animals. This apparent savings can lead to even greater costs over time. Vitamins are organic compounds that, in very small amounts, are essential for the proper functioning of the animal body. They serve to maintain its vital functions - growth, development, health, fertility and productivity.