Minimizing storage loss on hay

Adequate hay storage is critical so livestock producers can minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of their hay, which makes up a large portion of their annual feed costs. FULL STORY »

Get them started right

Experts at Purina Animal Nutrition evaluate whether calves fed conventional milk diets can “catch up” in the post-weaning phase. FULL STORY »

Harvesting frost-damaged corn

A late planting season across much of the country means some corn may be finished off prematurely by frost. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: The scoop on rumen-protected lysine

Due to microbial utilization and limited availability of methionine and lysine in feed protein, supplementation of these two amino acids is often required to maintain lactational performance and health. FULL STORY »

Sampling reveals high rate of subclinical hypocalcemia

A blood calcium sampling program involving more than 5,000 transition dairy cows showed subclinical hypocalcemia in an average of 55 percent of the cows tested. FULL STORY »

Profit tips: Top 9 reasons water quality matters for dairy cows

Following air, water is the nutrient required in the largest quantity by dairy cattle. A cow consumes 30 to 50 gallons of water per day. FULL STORY »

Dairying on the Offense: Understanding the Role of MUNs

Dairy herd management is often done from a defensive posture. Changing your game plan to playing offense can make dollars and sense. FULL STORY »

Pricing and using alternative forages on your farm

The 2014 corn silage harvest will soon begin, which will represent the harvest and storage of a farm's major forage source for the next twelve months. FULL STORY »

Why wait to feed new-crop corn silage?

For many years, it has been a standard recommendation among nutritionists to wait until after Christmas to feed new-crop corn silage and high-moisture corn. This recommendation is grounded in decades of experience, but the science behind it is simple. FULL STORY »

Frost-damaged corn may be better for silage or HMSC

The 2014 corn silage harvest season is in full swing in the North Country. Fields planted in May are at or rapidly approaching optimum harvest moisture range (33-35% dry matter). FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: Forced to feed newly harvested corn silage?

Corn silage harvest is currently under way for much of the U.S. or just finishing up for those lucky enough to get corn planted early this year. FULL STORY »

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