Feeding calves: It takes more than just milk

When thinking of calves and what it takes to grow them properly the main component of their diet is milk or milk replacer. However, it’s important to think about the other components of their diets as well. FULL STORY »

When it comes to calf feeding, understanding consumption is key

Getting every calf to take off eating starter grain can be a challenging process. Purina Animal Nutrition outlines the basics of consumption. FULL STORY »

Heifers prefer supplemental long straw in limit-feeding programs

Feeding heifers nutrient-dense rations in limited quantities is growing in popularity. Researchers at the University of Guelph recently published a study in the Journal of Dairy Science that evaluated forage supplements to complement these feeding programs. FULL STORY »

Avoid these 10 heifer-feeding mistakes

Coping with high feed costs is not just a challenge in the lactating herd, but in the heifer pen as well. FULL STORY »

What's in the milk?

Researcher Sarah Morrison at the W.H. Miner Institute near Chazy, NY, discusses the energy and protein requirements of young calves. FULL STORY »

What are the best buys in current feedstuffs?

Ohio State University Extension Dairy Management Specialist Normand St-Pierre provides a comprehensive snapshot of current dairy nutrient unit costs and feedstuff prices. FULL STORY »

Another year of rationing for corn or soybeans?

An extremely hot, dry August throughout the Corn Belt could factor into lower-than-predicted crop yields. Could it be another tight year ahead? FULL STORY »

Four questions to ask prior to purchasing a colostrum replacer

There are instances when using a colostrum replacer is necessary. And, fortunately, there are many good products available. The experts at Purina Animal Nutrition offer four tips for selecting the best option. FULL STORY »

Precision feeding dairy heifers

Successfully raising replacement heifers requires a delicate dance between raising the best possible quality of animals, and minimizing the cost to do so. Penn State University Professor of Dairy Science Jud Heinrichs offers advice on precision feeding dairy heifers. FULL STORY »

Choosing the right silage additives

Silage made now will be an important feed source for months to come. But as much as 40 percent of silage dry matter can be lost to shrinkage and spoilage. Researchers at the University of Florida offer advice for selecting the best additives to protect the quantity and quality of newly ensiled feedstuffs. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo online dairy cattle entries available Play video

World Dairy Expo’s online dairy cattle entry system is now available to exhibitors wishing to make entries to this year’s show. FULL STORY »

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