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Read advice and tips on dairy nutrition.

Industry

Cover crops are viable option for livestock supplemental feed

Producers who want to use the cover crops they planted last fall as supplemental feed for their livestock may want to may want to harvest these crops quickly before the plants get too mature and the feed quality declines, says a forage expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Industry

Zinpro reaches dairy research milestone

Zinpro Corporation recently reached a significant milestone in dairy research, recording its 50th peer-reviewed dairy publication. Titled “Effect of the Ratio of Zinc Amino Acid Complex to Zinc Sulfate on the Performance of Holstein Cows,” the publication was released in the Journal of Dairy Science.

News

DHM webinar with Gordie Jones, “Finding lost milk”

Tune in Tuesday, April 14 for a one-hour webinar with Dr. Gordie Jones and Lindsey Collings and at 2 Eastern (1 Central, Noon Mountain, and 11 Pacific), and moderated by Dairy Herd Management assistant editor Lucas Sjostrom. Novus is sponsoring the program, and through the websinar you can learn more about their C.O.W.S. ® program.

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Miner: What is the optimal site for starch digestion?

This topic has been debated by ruminant nutritionists for many years. It’s long been known that ruminally fermentable carbohydrates such as starch drive microbial protein synthesis when balanced with ruminally degradable protein. In addition, starch is fermented in the rumen primarily to the VFA propionate, a key substrate for the synthesis of glucose and milk lactose. Typically 55 to 75% of dietary starch is fermented in the rumen.

Calf and Heifer

Why 1,250 pounds after calving?

Hitting the ideal growth window for breeding and freshening first-calf heifers is discussed by Dr. Jeremy Powell at the University of Arkansas.

News

Harvesting winter annuals to maximize quality

As spring approaches, it is time to get ready to harvest winter annual forages. These forages can provide high quality forage for use in rations throughout the year when harvested in the correct stage of maturity and stored properly.

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