Research Nuggets

Mineral nutrition impacts immunity, SCC

When evaluating nutrition solutions to improve milk quality, research has shown that trace mineral nutrition plays a critical role in skin and mammary health, somatic cell count (SCC) function and disease resistance (immunity). FULL STORY »

Nutritionists cite their biggest challenges

The most significant challenge facing dairy nutritionists today is convincing clients to maintain feed quality in light of high feed costs. FULL STORY »

Glycerol continues to show promise

In an experiment reported in this month's edition of the Journal of Dairy Science, researchers at Purdue University looked at the effects of glycerol, a byproduct of the biofuels industry, on feed intake, milk production, rumen volatile fatty acids and metabolic parameters in transition dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Straw works with a limit-fed ration

If heifers are in a limit-feeding regime, they may benefit from the inclusion of straw alongside their limit-fed ration. FULL STORY »

A boost from fatty acids

According to research at the University of Florida, feeding calcium salts of fatty acids during transition and breeding periods can benefit fertility and milk production. FULL STORY »

Proper storage important for dry yeast products

Storage conditions greatly influence the viability of active dry yeast products, according to research at Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Get familiar with feed

New research published in the January Journal of Dairy Science takes a look at how exposure to grain or hay at an early age impacts feeding behavior post-weaning. FULL STORY »

SOS ... microbial infection .. SOS

Nutrients can support the immune system by providing antioxidants. FULL STORY »

Changing the face of alfalfa

Two research projects under way at the Consortium for Alfalfa Improvement may have the potential to significantly decrease the need for purchased protein supplements. FULL STORY »

Exactly, what makes chromium so special?

Supplementation with chromium propionate can increase milk production in dairy cows, numerous studies have shown. So, what exactly is the mode of action? FULL STORY »

Unlocking the benefits of wet corn gluten feed

Researchers at Kansas State University have affirmed the potential benefit of wet corn gluten feed in dairy rations. FULL STORY »

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