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 »

Buffer blocks provide 'safety net'

A buffer block can significantly reduce the severity of short-term subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA), according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FULL STORY »

Live yeast culture helps in hot weather

In a February 2007 article titled, "Why heat stress steals milk," the editors of Dairy Herd Management told a producer audience, "Consider adding yeast culture to the diet (under heat-stress conditions). FULL STORY »

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