Step up calf nutrition in cold weather

Falling temperatures can compromise calf growth and health. FULL STORY »

MUN could serve as financial incentive

The correlation between milk urea nitrogen and reduced ammonia emissions from cows is strong enough that the dairy industry may want to consider offering financial incentives for milk shipped with the desired range of MUN values. FULL STORY »

Short dry period: Some pros and cons

The University of Laval in Canada recently compared the effects of two different dry period lengths on health and reproduction. FULL STORY »

Molasses can boost milkfat

At a time when many people are leaving money on the table when it comes to butterfat depression, researchers at Kansas State University have come up with a possible new strategy: molasses. FULL STORY »

Economics of intensified feeding

Intensified feeding of calves has gained a lot of interest. In a research experiment at Michigan State University, Holstein heifer calves were randomly assigned to one of two dietary treatments, with an average of 40 head per treatment. FULL STORY »

Maintain transition cow metabolism to reduce immune dysfunction

To date, no single factor has been reported to be responsible for the immune dysfunction that cows experience around the time of calving. FULL STORY »

Temperature affects calves’ water intake

Very limited information is available on the effects of drinking water temperature on dairy calves. FULL STORY »

Meta-analysis affirms value of biotin supplementaton

Biotin rocks! That is the conclusion from a meta-analysis done by researchers at Zhejiang University in China and reported in the July edition of the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Not just what they eat, but how they eat it

A growing body of research proves it’s not only about what a cow eats, but also how the cow consumes the ration. FULL STORY »

The developing story of osteocalcin

Traditionally, endocrinology has focused on organs whose primary role is to secrete hormones. The pituitary gland, adrenal gland, thyroid gland, the gonads, the kidney and the pancreas all received much attention in the early years of endocrinology. FULL STORY »

High-moisture corn can be dynamic in the silo

High-moisture corn changes during the ensiling process; it appears that the proteins in the starch-protein matrix are altered by bacterial proteolysis during an extended ensiling time. FULL STORY »

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