Aflatoxin: No room for error
Aflatoxin is produced by the Aspergillus mold. It thrives in periods of excessive heat and drought conditions, which is why it’s of particular concern to producers this harvest season. FULL STORY »
World Forage Analysis Superbowl seminars
The World Forage Analysis Superbowl takes place next month during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. The event includes a forage quality competition, as well as educational seminars. FULL STORY »
Dairy Focus: Protecting hay more important than ever
The U.S. drought of 2012 has left most livestock producers in the Midwest and beyond scrambling for more hay. One of the quickest ways to waste this precious commodity is failing to protect it from moisture. FULL STORY »
Pasteurized waste milk and gut bacteria
A new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science examines the effects that feeding pasteurized waste milk and non-pasteurized waste milk had on the bacterial make-up in calves’ digestive systems. Find out how the practice changed bacterial populations – the bad and the good. FULL STORY »
Feeding to fight disease
Recent research has shown that feeding preweaned calves well beyond maintenance requirements not only improves stature growth and weight gain, but also helps calves resist disease challenges. The Ontario Veal Association provides more details. FULL STORY »
Achieve genetic potential with sound heifer nutrition
Achieving lifetime genetic potential can be challenging for a calf, especially because so many factors will ultimately impact its expression. One critical factor in maximizing a heifer's genetic potential is nutrition. FULL STORY »
Watch for spoilage in drought-stressed corn silage
Advice on reducing nitrate levels when harvesting and feeding drought-damaged corn silage is plentiful this year, but nitrates are just one part of the picture. FULL STORY »
How much milk will calves drink?
When milk intake is not restricted, calves drink large amounts of milk. However, expect large variations in milk consumption among calves and significant changes intake levels from week-to-week. FULL STORY »
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