Virtus Nutrition launches fatty acid education website

The new site – FattyAcidForum.com – isn’t about product. It’s about making lasting contributions to the dairy industry. FULL STORY »

What happens to corn silage quality due to an early frost?

Frost events will make management decisions more important for silage producers. FULL STORY »

HMSC: Don't forget the H

Dairy producers have successfully harvested, stored and fed high moisture corn for many years. By now, most have the routine down pat. But when things go wrong, it’s often the lack of high moisture that causes problems. Naturally, too much moisture can be a challenge as well, but the material won’t pack without adequate moisture. FULL STORY »

Packing densities and Shredlage®

Packing density of corn silage is affected by a multitude of factors, including moisture, cut length, weight and time of packing tractors, delivery rate to the bunker or pile, and processing methods. But how does Shredlage® compare to conventionally processed silage in terms of packing density? FULL STORY »

High moisture or dry corn: What do the numbers say?

Fermentation breaks down the starch-binding proteins within the corn kernel. As a result, high moisture corn (HMC) can feed better than dry corn due to an increase in starch availability in the rumen. FULL STORY »

Video: Evaluating corn silage processing in the field Play video

Trying to get a handle on corn silage processing while the choppers are moving has gained a great deal of interest in the recent years. A few considerations can help make the evaluation a little less subjective. FULL STORY »

Starch and moisture influences on CSPS

The trend of feeding greater levels of corn silage to dairy cows and an influx of new processor designs has heightened dairy industry interest in determining optimal kernel processing. While it's certainly not the sole factor that determines optimal dietary digestibility and utilization by the cow, kernel processing is an important consideration. FULL STORY »

Choosing an inoculant 101

Most producers are aware that inoculants can help minimize shrink, avoid heating, and improve forage quality, animal health, and performance. Left untreated, naturally occurring microorganisms on plants in the field drive fermentation. Inoculants offer a tool to control this fermentation. FULL STORY »

Managing Labor Responsible for Feeding the Lactating Dairy Herd

Recruiting, training, and managing labor responsible for feeding the lactating dairy herd can have a major influence on the delivery of effective and cost-efficient nutritional programs which can impact a dairy’s overall performance and profitability. FULL STORY »

Getting the most from dry and high moisture grains in diets

Dairy producers feed dairy cows a variety of grains, including dry corn, high moisture corn (HMC) and snaplage. These grains are stored in bins, bags, silos and bunkers for variable lengths of time and are processed by a multitude of systems. FULL STORY »

Cows Need Adequate but Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals

The requirement for a trace mineral can be defined as the amount that must be absorbed daily that will keep the cow healthy, maintain and optimize milk production, allow for efficient reproductive performance, and at the same time, maintain proper body stores of the mineral. FULL STORY »

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