What do you know about your lysine source?
The source of lysine in your ration may or may not be something you’ve given serious consideration to. However, lysine is one of the first two limiting amino acids in a lactating cow’s diet and plays a critical role in milk production potential. FULL STORY »
Miner Institute: More skinny on skinny cows
Accounting for the contributions of various adipose stores and understanding the hierarchy of fat deposition is essential to properly estimating energy mobilization for lactating cows. FULL STORY »
Do you know your margin?
What is your margin of milk price minus feed cost? While this is an extremely important number, most dairy producers only have a vague idea of what their margin is. FULL STORY »
The farm bill: How it works
The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new series of videos and launched a website to help farmers, landowners and other stakeholders better understand the provisions of the 2014 farm bill. FULL STORY »
AFBF launches social media campaign to ‘Ditch the Rule’
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has launched a social media campaign to “Ditch the Rule,” opposing a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will expand federal regulation of navigable waters. FULL STORY »
Profit Tip: rbST may enhance fertility
Recombinant bovine somatotropin (bST) is most often associated with increased milk production by dairy cows. But recently, a team of researchers set out to evaluate the effects of administering either one or two low doses of slow-release bST on hormone concentrations, embryo development and fertility in dairy cows. FULL STORY »
For millennial consumers, useful is the new cool
Why are chicken wings so popular with millennials?" asked keynote speaker Jeff From of the audience at this morning's Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit. "Because they're an affordable flavor adventure!" FULL STORY »
Dean Foods cuts 2014 profit forecast as raw milk costs soar
Dean Foods Co, the largest U.S. milk processor, cut its full-year adjusted profit forecast after posting a surprise loss for the first quarter, as milk costs reached an all-time high and a severe winter hurt supply. FULL STORY »