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 »
Central Plains Dairy Expo is next week
The event, scheduled for March 26-28, in Sioux Falls, S.D., includes virtual farm tours, a trade show, educational seminars and a free concert by country music star Phil Vassar. FULL STORY »
Rumination technology benefits transition cow health
Tracking rumination daily helps identify cows that need attention before visual observations can detect health challenges. FULL STORY »
Advice on feeding low-forage diets
Here is a look at a low-forage feeding trial and some considerations to keep in mind when feeding low-forage diets or diets with high non-forage fiber sources. FULL STORY »
A reminder to step up energy needs in cold weather
Failing to meet energy needs during consistently low environmental temperatures can cause dairy calves and older animals to deplete body fat stores, plunging them into negative-energy balance. FULL STORY »
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