Cows eat pounds, not percentages

It’s not uncommon when discussing rations to talk in terms of percentages. While these terms work well when discussing the ingredients themselves, they don’t provide much information as to the amount of nutrition actually consumed by the cow. FULL STORY »

Research leads to more answers about amino acids

Are there amino acids besides methionine and lysine limiting milk production? Penn State researchers have determined that histidine also may be a limiting amino acid in high-producing dairy cow diets. FULL STORY »

Cut down on ration costs

If high feed prices are forcing you to start getting creative with your rations, don’t overlook the money-saving power of rumen degradable starch. FULL STORY »

Time for a check-up on winter water sources

We often think about focusing on water supply for dairy cattle during the summer when water intake is the highest and heat stress occurs. However, limited water availability is often an issue during the winter months. FULL STORY »

Repro Money Road Show starts next month

University of Wisconsin-Extension statewide workshops to focus on reproductive efficiency on dairy farms during January and February. FULL STORY »

Should you leave ensiled feeds in storage longer?

A field study looks at changes in starch digestibility over the winter months on commercial dairy farms in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

Manage dairy diets to keep sulfur and potassium in check

Excess sulfur and potassium can cause mineral nutrition problems in dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Podcast discusses potassium research study

Water is often considered to be the most important, yet often overlooked, nutrient in lactating-cow diets. This research looks at how potassium supplementation impacts water intake and performance of lactating cows. FULL STORY »

Diagnose problems in your nutrition program

A recent webinar examines how to use transition and early-lactation cow records to diagnose problems in a nutrition program. It has been recorded for viewing at your convenience. FULL STORY »

Check grain bins throughout winter

Even in winter months, all stored grain should be checked on a biweekly basis to monitor grain temperature, moisture levels, and possible insect and rodent infestation. FULL STORY »

DairyCents now available for Android

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s mobile app, DairyCents, is now available for download on Android devices. It can be used to calculate income over feed cost and make feed-price comparisons. FULL STORY »

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