Research Nuggets

Take it slow

When it comes to weaning calves, it is better to take it slow. FULL STORY »

New developments in amino acid formulation

Chuck Schwab, professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire, shared the latest developments in amino acid formulation at the Penn State Nutrition Conference last month. FULL STORY »

Beta-carotene supplementation provides some benefits

Beta-carotene functions separately from Vitamin A as an antioxidant and can directly enhance immunity with possible reproduction and udder-health benefits. FULL STORY »

When do the alarm bells go off?

It's nice to have some specific cut-points for determining a course of action. Researchers at Cornell University have come up with some for predicting metabolic disorders in fresh cows, decreased reproductive performance and lower milk production. FULL STORY »

Lower-starch diets an option to consider

With high corn prices, people are showing interest in lower-starch diets. But can you feed less starch and maintain a high level of performance? FULL STORY »

P appears to influence Ca metabolized in the bones

A high-calcium/low-phosphorus diet appears to help cows utilize dietary calcium more efficiently. FULL STORY »

Distillers grains OK at 15 percent

It's been a matter of debate over the years how much distillers grain can be used in the ration. FULL STORY »

Higher plane of nutrition helps calves

Nutrition impacts the outcome of calves infected with Cryptosporidium parvum. FULL STORY »

Coconut oil: Reduce methane emissions, maintain milk yield

Increasing emphasis is being placed on reducing the amount of greenhouse gases produced by dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Heifer competition affects feeding behavior

You know that too much competition impacts how heifers eat. FULL STORY »

Essential oils draw interest

Essential oils have proven efficacious in some feeding trials, but more research is needed, say dairy nutritionists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FULL STORY »

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