When it comes to calf feeding, understanding consumption is key
Getting every calf to take off eating starter grain can be a challenging process. Purina Animal Nutrition outlines the basics of consumption. FULL STORY »
Heifers prefer supplemental long straw in limit-feeding programs
Feeding heifers nutrient-dense rations in limited quantities is growing in popularity. Researchers at the University of Guelph recently published a study in the Journal of Dairy Science that evaluated forage supplements to complement these feeding programs. FULL STORY »
What are the best buys in current feedstuffs?
Ohio State University Extension Dairy Management Specialist Normand St-Pierre provides a comprehensive snapshot of current dairy nutrient unit costs and feedstuff prices. FULL STORY »
Study looks at using herbicides to accelerate forage dry down
Herbicide application increased the drying rate of ryegrass and sorghum without reducing nutritional value, but the researchers do have some cautions. FULL STORY »
Study looks at mineral excretion by lactating cows
Accurate estimates of mineral excretion by dairy cows are needed for nutrient management plans. Here is a look at research that shows the importance of knowing the mineral composition of drinking water and assayed mineral concentrations in milk. FULL STORY »
Is the grass greener?
Farms utilize pasture to lessen stored forage demand during the spring and summer months, when quantity may be limited. But, how many producers can say they manage pastures to their fullest potential? FULL STORY »
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