The Importance of Starch Digestion

The Importance of Starch Digestion

David Burnham

David Burnham

Dairy Nutrition Specialist at Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition
Having served the local dairy farming community since 2002, David has gained a reputation of invaluable commitment and commonsense problem solving, with his dense knowledge of dairy nutrition and farming practices.
David Burnham

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I will start by quoting a dairy farmer whom I met early in my career, “it’s all about energy!” He was referring to his experience when working to get the best results from his herd. I have come to understand that he is right on so many levels. Recently I attended the 2015 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, put on by New York’s Pro-Dairy and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance. This was the first time I was able to hear Dr. Mike Allen discuss the digestion of starch and how it relates to our dairy cattle. I am very familiar with Dr. Allen’s work and have quoted and implemented his findings often.
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