The inconsistencies of blood meal

Blood meal is a popular source of lysine. But research conducted by Marshall Stern, ruminant nutritionist at the University of Minnesota, indicates that blood meal can be a very inconsistent product. FULL STORY »

A perspective on choosing a product or service for the farm

John Gilliland, dairy operations manager at McArthur Farms in Okeechobee, Fla., spoke recently at the Southwest Nutrition & Management Conference in Tempe, Ariz. FULL STORY »

2009: The good, the bad, the ugly

To say managing dairy cow feeding programs was a challenge in 2009 is a monumental understatement. FULL STORY »

CPM 3.0 dictionary update available

The CPM 3.0 Feed Dictionary update is now available for the CPM v.3.0 ration-balancing program. FULL STORY »

Cotton supply available for dairy cows could double

Higher cotton acreages combined with ideal growing conditions across most of the Cotton Belt could double the supply of whole fuzzy cottonseed available to dairy producers in 2010-11, compared to 2009-10. FULL STORY »

USDA cuts corn harvest outlook

On Sept. 10, the government cut its U.S. corn harvest projection 1.6 percent and said stocks of the grain will fall to a seven-year low, signaling higher feed costs as livestock and dairy producers compete with exporters and ethanol distillers for shrinking supplies. FULL STORY »

Get ready to weather high corn prices again

A smaller-than-predicted corn crop has sent corn futures prices skyrocketing, and some people are now talking about $7.50-per-bushel corn. FULL STORY »

A reminder if your clients use absorbents for mycotoxins

Alvaro Garcia, extension dairy specialist at South Dakota State University, says he has heard a number of reports from lab technicians and farmers this fall expressing concern about mycotoxins. FULL STORY »

January could be important for crop prices

On Jan. 12, the USDA will release the final estimates of the size of the 2010 U.S. crops. FULL STORY »

Demand for whole cottonseed remains strong

Total U.S. cottonseed production in 2011 was 5.312 million tons, down from 6 million tons in 2010. FULL STORY »

Big corn harvest could bring relief in 2012

For dairy farmers and other livestock producers burdened by high feed costs over the past year, 2012 may bring some relief — if they can wait until next fall. FULL STORY »

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