Cornell PRO-DAIRY Herd Health and Nutrition Conference
The 2013 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference, presented by PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance, will be held April 10 in East Syracuse, N.Y, and April 12 in West Lebanon, N.H. FULL STORY »
Advice for coping with high feed cost
Long-term survival depends on how successfully you are able to utilize the resources and feed management options currently available to you. Here are some key areas to assess and common pitfalls to avoid. FULL STORY »
Corn silage pit school planned in Calif.
Dairy producers, herd managers, custom harvesters and dairy nutritionists are invited to learn about effective corn silage pit management practices during an event on March 18 at the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard. FULL STORY »
Tools for Teams workshop coming up in Pa.
Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a “Tools for Teams” workshop on March 20. The workshop will highlight the use of various whole farm and data tracking tools to help teams improve success. FULL STORY »
Alltech launches mycotoxin management program
Molds and mycotoxins dominated headlines last year as the ever-present threat showed up in feed bunks and silage piles in the aftermath of the 2012 drought and the devastating Sandy surge. FULL STORY »
Get your forage team on the same page
Good communication among members of the whole forage team is what makes or breaks the harvest. Approach your forage planning with this big-picture view. FULL STORY »
Starch: Variation is the name of the game
Rumen degradable starch levels vary considerably and testing for it is a valuable asset when formulating rations. A nutritionist shares the important lessons he’s learned about this. FULL STORY »
Researchers study chop length of low-quality forage
Penn State research suggests that when low-quality hay or straw is added to the diet to achieve extra chewing or rumination, chopping it fine enough to minimize sorting will help cows to consume the amount of forage desired and still provide physically effective fiber. FULL STORY »
Eyeball manure for a quick read of feed utilization
Don’t overlook the vast amount of information you can garner from a simple manure evaluation. FULL STORY »
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