Ration Management

Start planning for higher forage rations

There are many benefits to feeding high-forage rations to dairy cows, but doing so successfully takes careful planning. Here is some advice to get you started. FULL STORY »

Nutrition tweaks for a better 2013

Use your forage resources wisely in 2013. Here is some advice. FULL STORY »

High-quality corn silage: A gift that keeps giving

New research findings suggest the milk-yield benefits of feeding highly digestible corn silage to transition cows may continue for at least two or three months after the silage is removed from the diet. FULL STORY »

Research leads to more answers about amino acids

Are there amino acids besides methionine and lysine limiting milk production? Penn State researchers have determined that histidine also may be a limiting amino acid in high-producing dairy cow diets. FULL STORY »

Should you leave ensiled feeds in storage longer?

A field study looks at changes in starch digestibility over the winter months on commercial dairy farms in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

Feedipedia for worldwide livestock feeds

Feedipedia is an open-access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1,400 worldwide livestock feeds. FULL STORY »

Get back to the basics of forage analysis

Here's some help for understanding the “what’s and why’s” of basic wet chemistry analysis. FULL STORY »

Insights on rumen fiber digestion

In this era of high-priced grain and higher-forage diets, our ability to predict forage digestibility is more crucial than ever. FULL STORY »

Snaplage in the dairy ration

Feeding snaplage/earlage has advantages and disadvantages. Producers must carefully evaluate their feeding situations and decide if snaplage is a good fit for their operation. FULL STORY »

Mycotoxin contamination: Effects on dairy production

Solutions to mycotoxin issues will be the topic of a South Dakota State University Extension seminar on Nov. 7. FULL STORY »

Advice on feeding corn stalks to dry cows and heifers

General recommendations are to feed corn stalks to dry cows and heifers up to 33 percent of the forage content of the diet. FULL STORY »

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