Web site offers drought resource materials
Need help harvesting, pricing and feeding drought-stressed corn silage to dairy cattle? This web site has the answers you are looking for to manage nutritional and agronomic concerns that come with a drought. FULL STORY »
The milk replacer 'gas pump'
Steadily increasing whey prices are good for dairies’ bottom lines, but also add cost to milk replacers. Dave Kuehnel, president of Milk Products Inc., says it may not be feasible to select “super-premium,” all-milk milk replacer in every situation. FULL STORY »
Cut your cost of shrink in half
Feed is too expensive to waste these days, but unfortunately a shrink rate of 15 to 20 percent shrink is common on U.S. dairies. Find out the key areas of feed loss and how to reduce shrink and lower feed costs. FULL STORY »
Results of nationwide colostrum study
Are most dairy calves in the U.S. receiving high-quality colostrum? A team of Iowa State University researchers conducted a study to find out. The results, published recently in the Journal of Dairy Science, indicate there still is some room for improvement. FULL STORY »
Test forage for nitrates before you cut
Heat and drought stress can cause dangerous concentrations of nitrates to accumulate in summer annuals. Nitrate poisoning can cause abortions in cattle. High concentrations can even be fatal. FULL STORY »
Destination of non-IgG protein explained
Colostrum provides IgG to the newborn dairy calf so it is protected against disease, but what about the fate of non-IgG protein in colostrum? "It’s an interesting observation and may provide some insights into the newborn calf’s metabolism," says one calf expert. FULL STORY »
Adapt your feeding strategies to summer conditions
In addition to cooling, shade and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions. FULL STORY »
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