Changing seasons call for different feeding formulas

Marathon County, Wis., saw record-cold temperatures this past winter, but calf growth rates didn’t skip a beat at Heeg Brothers Dairy in Colby, Wis. Owner Jay Heeg credits the farm’s seasonal feeding approach for maintaining calf gains. FULL STORY »

A modern dairy cow’s guide to balancing pH

If dairy producers could see inside their cows’ rumen, they’d notice the environment can fluctuate throughout the day. In fact, it fluctuates quite frequently and for long periods of time. The time spent below a pH of 6.0 is known as Sub Acute Rumen Acidosis (SARA). FULL STORY »

What does full-potential feeding look like?

Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co. invited two special guests to a recent conference for a “live” demonstration. FULL STORY »

Tips to avoid spoiled silage

Silage spoilage represents wasted feed, effort and performance potential. Dr. Limin Kung from the University of Delaware offers advice on how to prevent it. FULL STORY »

Providing supplemental water to calves

Sarah Williams, researcher with the W.H. Miner Institute near Chazy, N.Y., discusses why water is so important to raising healthy, fast-growing calves. FULL STORY »

The skinny on fat

Learn more about the importance of fat in young calves’ diets from the calf nutrition team at Milk Products LLC. FULL STORY »

Ryelage can help stretch feed supplies

Fall-planted rye is a popular cover crop, but Eric Richer, Extension Educator with Ohio State University, notes that it can have useful feed value as well. FULL STORY »

Autofeeder advice

Bob James and Kayla Machado with Virginia Dairy Extension share the knowledge they have gleaned from current research on automated calf feeding systems. FULL STORY »

Dry matter composition of waste milk

Whole milk is consistently 13% dry matter, right? New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley provides the answer. FULL STORY »

Feeding acidified milk to calves

Penn State University Extension specialists Coleen Jones and Jud Heinrichs join the discussion on the practice of feeding acidified milk to calves. FULL STORY »

Factors to limit cross-sucking in auto-fed calves

Researchers at Virginia Tech University have evaluated factors related to cross-sucking behavior in group-housed, preweaned calves. FULL STORY »

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