Using high moisture corn rather than pellets reduced feed costs and profitability.
Dry cows should maintain a body condition score in the range of 3.0 to 3.25.
It's one way to reduce production, but weight gain during the prolonged dry period can be a real risk.
Keeping home-grown feed costs in line has a significant impact on the milk-feed margin.
Runoff rates of soil and nutrients in the corn interseeded with alfalfa are also substantially reduced.
If feed isn't mixed and fed properly, balancing rations to the nth decimal point doesn't really matter.
The key is good records, and then knowing what it is costing you to raise feed.