ABC's of fiber digestibility explained
The fiber component of a forage analysis is important to understand. Here is a look at measures of fiber digestibility and why they are important when formulating dairy diets. FULL STORY »
A breathalyzer for cattle?
This system measures methane and carbon dioxide from an animal's mouth and nose. Scientists and cattle producers alike are using it to monitor feed efficiency and detect some illnesses before cattle show symptoms. FULL STORY »
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 »