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Animal Health Center

Feeding to breed

It is not necessarily true high-producing dairy herds can’t achieve good reproduction. University of Florida animal scientist José Santos discusses the “three levels” of dairy cow nutrition.


What about the rumen?

Proper rumen papillae growth and development tie to long-term milk production. The first six months of a calf’s life mark a critical period for rumen development.


Five feeding strategies for fertility

Sub-optimal fertility in dairy cattle is a complex, multi-factor problem that cannot be evaluated in isolation of other disorders.


Create a Bunker Silo Safety List

With corn silage harvest already underway in parts of the country, New York’s OSHA Work Group offers the following Bunker Silo Safety List to ensure a safe harvest season:


Establishing corn silage value

Corn silage represents the base of many beef and dairy diets in the Midwest for a number of very good reasons. Properly harvested corn silage is an excellent forage resource that can be used in a number of feeding situations.


Alfalfa seeding year management

With today's modern varieties capable of yielding 6 to 7 tons per acre and alfalfa hay prices ranging from $195 to $295/ton, there is an incentive to develop management practices that not only improve seeding year management, but also optimize the total revenue stream.


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