Nutrition

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Late gestation nutrition has a large impact on multiple aspects of the cow’s productivity after freshening, says Charles T. Estill, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Oregon State University. FULL STORY »

Don’t overlook your water

Dairy producers spend a great deal of time, effort and money ensuring that dairy cow rations are fine-tuned to the “nth” degree. A few milligrams of this, a few parts per million of that, all to ensure that no stone goes unturned in the quest for the perfect ration. Unfortunately, in the process the most important nutrient of all often goes barely noticed and only lightly considered. What nutrient? Water. FULL STORY »

Feed more calcium to reduce movement of phosphorus from dairy cow feces

Recommended concentrations of dietary phosphorus (P) for lactating dairy cows have been reduced in recent years in order to reduce the excretion of P in manure. FULL STORY »

Fresh cow mastitis cases can have lasting impacts

A cow’s mastitis status on day three after calving can affect milk production later in lactation. FULL STORY »

DairyNet Ask An Expert: Fresh Cows & Ketosis

Our fresh cows are getting ketosis 10 days after freshening. Also lack of appetite. At the time of freshening cows are given a tube of calcium and ketogel. Upon finding they have ketosis we drench them with PG/200cc once daily for 4 days. FULL STORY »

DairyNet Ask An Expert: Fresh Cows & Ketosis

Our fresh cows are getting ketosis 10 days after freshening. Also lack of appetite. At the time of freshening cows are given a tube of calcium and ketogel. Upon finding they have ketosis we drench them with PG/200cc once daily for 4 days. FULL STORY »

Reduce the risk of ketosis

Ketosis is an undesirable disease with a severe impact on animal performance. Use this advice to prevent ketosis. FULL STORY »

New source of fresh-cow information

FreshCowInnovationCenter.com is a comprehensive source of information for transition management and early-lactation disease. FULL STORY »

Re-examine your fresh cow routine

It’s commonplace on some farms to give a fresh cow a bottle of calcium just after calving. FULL STORY »

Low-protein dairy diets aim to help environment

New research project to study the effect of animal nitrogen utilization and ammonia emissions on dairy farms. FULL STORY »

Break down that fiber

A number of strategies exist. Consider adding yeast to the mix. FULL STORY »

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