A Diet Is Only as Good as the Data Used to Formulate It

The typical process of formulating a diet for dairy cows goes as follows: (1) sample the forages on the farm, (2) send the samples to a good lab, (3) when the lab results are available then enter the data into a computer, and (4) formulate the diet using a good dairy cow nutrition model. FULL STORY »

Tips for timing corn silage harvest

Corn development has accelerated with the recent warm temperatures. Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio with earlier planting dates. FULL STORY »

Are Cows Showing You Their Rumen pH?

Subtle signs can indicate a low rumen pH is contributing to reduced herd production. FULL STORY »

Forage challenges? Higher grain diets may be the answer

Forage availability difficulties have both dairy producers and nutritionists looking for options. Unlike in years past, higher grain diets may be the next best option economically these days. However feeding these diets can be challenging. FULL STORY »

Get immediate predictions of CSPS

We’re seeing a growing interest in estimating corn silage processing scores (CSPS) while chopping –instead of after the fact – so that we can make appropriate adjustments in the field. FULL STORY »

Time for a silage processor checkup

Now is the time to check over your forage harvester, and your silage processor in particular. FULL STORY »

The economics of understocking?

It’s likely a question never heard in the U.S.: “What is the most economical level of understocking for a dairy herd?” FULL STORY »

Silage shrink affects feed quality and quantity

When silage shrinks, producers end up with less available feed and, often, a lower quality feed. The initial dry matter (DM) losses are often of more valuable nutrients such as sugars, starches and soluble proteins. FULL STORY »

Wheat straw worth more than N, P, and K

Wheat straw value depends upon the current market value of nutrients that would be removed in the straw. FULL STORY »

AFIA applauds FSMA animal food exemption proposal

The American Feed Industry Association submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), applauding the agency's proposal to exempt animal food from the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) intentional adulteration rule. FULL STORY »

Book values don’t cut it when formulating rations

Cows crave consistency in routine and nutrition. The most successful rations are mixed and fed properly and consistent in nutrient value and quality, enhancing feed intake and maximizing cow health and productivity. FULL STORY »

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