Hybrids holding you back?
Is your herd’s milk production in a rut? Could it have something to do with your corn hybrid choices? A nutritionist weighs in on the importance of selecting for better fiber digestibility. 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 »
New or expanding livestock operations need to assess water needs
Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward. FULL STORY »
Is your cattle feeding operation a bird feeder?
Feedlots and dairies have been associated with large populations of starlings during winter months. A starling weighing 85 grams can consume over 2 pounds of feed in a 30-day period. FULL STORY »
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo & Conference coming up
Alfalfa winter survival following a drought and how to best manage through that situation will be one of the key topics addressed during the Feb. 5-6 Alfalfa Expo, to be held in Kearney, Neb. FULL STORY »