How much silage will you lose to shrink this year?
Severe drought conditions in many parts of the country mean proper ensiling is of the utmost importance this year. Steps taken during ensiling can prevent silage losses due to shrink. FULL STORY »
Drought creating feed shortages
Drought is drying up feed supplies in Indiana fields and leaving dairy producers with some tough decisions. Act now to make sure you have access to alternative feed sources if dry conditions persist in your area. FULL STORY »
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 »