Dairy Focus: Shrink feed shrinkage

Feed costs represent the largest single expense on most dairies. Feed shrink can represent from 5 to 15 percent of the total feed cost on a dairy. FULL STORY »

5 mycotoxin management tips

Due to this year’s ominous drought, many producers are now faced with the challenge of how to feed the 2012 corn and soybean crops to their livestock. FULL STORY »

Be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage

Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livestock. FULL STORY »

Podcast delivers silage management advice

Review these key management practices that help maintain the quality of silage during storage and feedout. FULL STORY »

Youngstock also susceptible to aflatoxin

Consuming excessive aflatoxin levels is detrimental to dairy animals of any age, but clinical signs of toxicity are generally more pronounced in younger animals. FULL STORY »

New, expanded DDGS handbook released

"A Guide to Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles" is now available from the U.S. Grains Council. The handbook features new chapters and expanded feeding sections, as well as commonly asked questions about feeding DDGS. FULL STORY »

Calories count when feeding calves

This Tip of the Week from the Dairy Calf & Heifer Association discusses the importance of developing a solid feeding foundation early in life. FULL STORY »

2012 harvest: Farmers finding more than just aflatoxins

Although Aspergillus, the mold responsible for aflatoxins, has been the most notorious culprit in the 2012 harvest due to its carcinogenic properties, other toxins may show up this year. FULL STORY »

Webinar looks at forage alternatives

Corn stover and stalks can provide an alternative forage for dairy farms during times when conventional forages are in limited supply. FULL STORY »

Will you meet your calves’ needs this winter?

It’s time to start thinking about adjusting calf milk diets to address the metabolic demands of the cold months ahead. FULL STORY »

Purdue provides website for growers with moldy corn

Farmers dealing with moldy corn caused by the summer drought can find helpful identification and management information at a Purdue Extension website that focuses specifically on corn mold problems. FULL STORY »

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