Effect of monensin in lactating dairy cow diets
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of monensin (M) supplementation on lactation performance of dairy cows fed diets of either reduced (RS) or normal (NS) starch concentrations as total mixed rations. FULL STORY »
Milk quality from cows fed DDGS
The results of this study indicate that feeding of DDGS to lactating dairy cows, under controlled conditions, does not have negative effects on milk oxidative stability or flavor. However, feeding 25% DDGS did negatively impact milk production and changed milk fatty acid profile. FULL STORY »
Fresh milk fat to protein ratio used to identify ketosis
Subclinical ketosis affects 26 to 55 percent of dairy cows and is conservatively estimated to cost dairy producers $78 per case. FULL STORY »
Give precision-fed heifers adequate bunk space
Adequate feed bunk space for heifers is important in any group-housed heifer facility, and even more so when managing heifers in a precision-feeding system. Jud Heinrichs, dairy science professor at Penn State University, recommends heifers in a precision-feeding program be given 14 to 24 inches of bunk space as they progress from 4 months of age to pre-calving or 22 months of age. FULL STORY »
Study examines milk replacer carbohydrate sources
Research from the University of Georgia looks at the effect of milk replacers formulated with alternative carbohydrate sources on calf health and performance. The findings were published in The Professional Animal Scientist. FULL STORY »
Canola meal, DDGs offer alternative to soybean meal
Canola meal or by-products of ethanol production (dried distillers grain) may offer an economical alternative to soybean meal in North American dairy rations. FULL STORY »
Prepartum nutritional strategy affects reproductive performance
Negative energy balance during early postpartum is associated with reduced reproductive performance in dairy cows. FULL STORY »
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