Nutrition

Study looks at effects of feeding flaxseed

Dairy cows fed flaxseed produced milk that contained more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, according to a new study from Oregon State University. FULL STORY »

Maintain good rumen health

Upcoming Penn State Extension program to explore nutritional and environmental issues related to providing and maintaining good rumen health in high-producing cows. FULL STORY »

Rumen microbiology textbook now online

The textbook provides an overview of rumen microbiology and its role in ruminant nutrition. A PDF can be downloaded for free via the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center web site. FULL STORY »

Effects of 2012 drought on feeding dairy animals

Here are some answers on how to handle feeding challenges presented by the drought of 2012. FULL STORY »

New nutrition e-newsletter

HerdSmart is a monthly electronic newsletter that offers management tips to dairy producers from industry experts. FULL STORY »

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 »

Considering rumen-protected amino acids?

Here is some advice to help you determine the potential of rumen-protected amino acids in your feeding program. 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 »

Cows eat pounds, not percentages

It’s not uncommon when discussing rations to talk in terms of percentages. While these terms work well when discussing the ingredients themselves, they don’t provide much information as to the amount of nutrition actually consumed by the cow. 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 »

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