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 »

Methionine provides a way to cut crude protein

You don't want to overfeed crude protein for a couple of reasons, according to an article in the April edition of the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Don't overlook fatty acids

Fatty acids are an over-looked nutrient for most classes of livestock, with no requirements listed in the current U.S. requirements for dairy cattle. But new research is shedding the light on just how important fatty acids might be, in particular for calves. FULL STORY »

Avoid the 'overnutrition syndrome'

Everyone knows that you shouldn't overfeed dry cows. But new research from the University of Illinois helps to quantify some of the reasons why. FULL STORY »

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