Q&A:   How much feed value does whey from a cheese factory have for livestock?

Q&A:   How much feed value does whey from a cheese factory have for livestock?

Dr. Galen Erickson, Associate Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   Whey can be fed to cattle and works quite well. The energy value is probably similar to corn or a bit less on a DM basis. If this is condensed whey (i.e, 50% DM or so), then the feeding will be a bit better in terms of energy than dried whey. However, the dried product is easier to handle.

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