Nutrition

New nutrition Web pages for consumers

New USDA nutritional tools part of “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food”. FULL STORY »

Feeding cows in times of economic uncertainty

Since the beginning of 2009, we have witnessed milk prices drop more than 40 percent and feed cost, corn and soybean meal increase in price. FULL STORY »

Heifer competition affects feeding behavior

A new study of Holstein heifers at the University of Guelph, published in the August Journal of Dairy Science, offers a few explanations of what happens during competition. FULL STORY »

Nutrition important in curbing mastitis

We've known for years that certain nutrients, such as vitamin E and selenium, have a profound effect on the immune system — and, therefore, mastitis. FULL STORY »

Dry period length, fresh cow health and postpartum fertility in dairy cows

Skimming computer records in a dairy can give us a rough idea on the reproduction outcome just by looking at some average numbers. FULL STORY »

Focus On: Fresh Cows

Dairy Herd Management magazine provides valuable information and links on fresh cows. FULL STORY »

Look at fresh cows every day

See what two visual clues this dairy manager uses to help judge the health of newly-fresh cows. FULL STORY »

Pay close attention to fresh cows

A fresh-cow wellness program involves more than just checking temperatures. FULL STORY »

High cost of fresh-cow disorders

Saying he has “banker blood” in him, Jim Kusilek wants to know if he is getting a good financial return from the dry-cow facility that he built in 2001. One of the things he looks at is the displaced abomasum rate. FULL STORY »

4 ways to monitor fresh-cow health

These four monitors can tell you a lot about the success of your fresh-cow management on a herd-wide basis. FULL STORY »

Use milk weights to monitor fresh cows

This dairy has stopped temping every fresh cow. FULL STORY »

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