A look at copper toxicity in heifers
Growing heifers may be more susceptible to chronic copper toxicity than previously thought. Toxicity in young animals also may occur at dietary levels lower than those that induce toxicity in mature Holsteins. FULL STORY »
Are your dry cows getting enough metabolizable protein?
Nutrition and management during the dry period are critical factors for the metabolic status and lactation performance of the dam, as well as the health of her calf. Formulating dry-cow diets for metabolizable protein is an area of opportunity. FULL STORY »
Regional dairy meetings offer calf management, industry advice
Indiana dairy farmers and industry professionals have opportunities to learn about important herd-management topics at six regional dairy meetings in February and March. FULL STORY »
Small DG particle size can lead to milk fat depression
Fernando Díaz-Royón, DVM, and Álvaro García, DVM, PhD, South Dakota State University, say there is agreement between dairy producers and their nutritionists that the high fat concentration in distillers grains (DG) can result in milk fat depression. FULL STORY »
Actualizing the profit potential from amino acid balancing
What does a water barrel have to do with amino acid balancing? A dairy marketing nutritionist uses an illustration of a water barrel to show how amino acid balancing is preferable to balancing for crude protein. FULL STORY »
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 »