Nutrition

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 »

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 »

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