Nutrition

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 can you do about low calcium in fresh cows?

Fresh cows may experience low blood calcium more than previously thought. Find out how low calcium relates to subclincal hypocalcemia. FULL STORY »

Can you guess your cow's NEFAs?

Success in the transition period is a good indicator of whole farm management. Over the past five years my research group at the University of Minnesota has been studying what we call "Adaptive Nutrition." FULL STORY »

Dairy Nutrition and Management Short-course set for June 3-6

The Dairy Nutrition and Management Short-course is designed to expose nutritionists, allied industry professionals, and veterinarians to the latest research and its application within dairy nutrition and management. FULL STORY »

Dietary dry matter variation affects lactating dairy cows

Researchers at The Ohio State University determine if rebalancing diets for a short term (1-3 day) change in silage dry matter is necessary. FULL STORY »

Early season forage supplies

What are the different options to increase early forage produced on your operation? Your approach and priorities will depend on whether you need forage for lactating cows, dry cows, growing heifers or bred heifers. FULL STORY »

Diet essential for controlling milk fever

Transition diet management is essential for controlling hypocalcemia. Take preventative measures to manage blood calcium around calving to avoid a cascade of metabolic problems and health issues. FULL STORY »

A reminder to step up energy needs in cold weather

Failing to meet energy needs during consistently low environmental temperatures can cause dairy calves and older animals to deplete body fat stores, plunging them into negative-energy balance. FULL STORY »

Are your dry cows getting enough metabolizable protein?

Nutrition and management during the dry period are critical factors for the metabolic status and lactation performance of the dam, as well as the health of her calf. Formulating dry-cow diets for metabolizable protein is an area of opportunity. FULL STORY »

Actualizing the profit potential from amino acid balancing

What does a water barrel have to do with amino acid balancing? A dairy marketing nutritionist uses an illustration of a water barrel to show how amino acid balancing is preferable to balancing for crude protein. FULL STORY »

What's new in vitamins for dairy cattle?

An eXtension paper takes a look at the latest research on vitamin nutrition of dairy cows and current recommendations. FULL STORY »

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