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How do ration changes influence the rumen environment and its microbial population?

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The amount of B vitamins available to a cow changes with the ingredient composition of the ration as well as rumen fermentation events. Studies demonstrate the benefit of supplementing a protected B vitamin blend to improve performance and health. Check out this article that first appeared in Progressive Dairy.

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