Build management into predictive models

What you, as nutritionist, formulate for your clients' herds is not always what the cows receive. Variability in rations is a big issue. FULL STORY »

Cows are pretty smart creatures!

New research from Penn State University shows that cows adjust their eating behavior — when given a choice — in the face of subacute ruminal acidosis. FULL STORY »

High prevalence of subclinical hypocalcemia found

The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of the milk the cows produce. FULL STORY »

Variation in nutrients on California dairies

Computer models used in ration formulation assume that nutrients supplied by a ration formulation are the same as the nutrients presented in front of the cow in the final ration. FULL STORY »

SARA and total mixed ration preference in lactating dairy cows

Subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) is a condition where the pH of the rumen becomes abnormally acidic because of increased and altered production of volatile fatty acids. The objective of this experiment was to determine how a SARA challenge affects total mixed ration selection in dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Boatload of research from Minnesota

The following research summaries were provided by Noah Litherland, assistant professor and dairy cattle extension specialist at the University of Minnesota. FULL STORY »

Extended prepartum feeding of negative-DCAD diets shows promise

A negative-DCAD diet fed for 21 or 42 days during the dry period can have positive effects on postpartum dry matter intake, calcium homeostasis and milk production, according to new research reported in the September edition of the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Ways to maximize feed intake in your clients' herds

Management of nutrition, including feed delivery and bunk space, can be as important as nutritional composition. FULL STORY »

Study looks at higher-grain diets for young heifers

It’s customary to feed growing heifers high levels of forages and byproduct feeds because these feedstuffs provide an inexpensive source of energy and protein. However, growing heifers digest grains more efficiently than forages. FULL STORY »

Study on negative-DCAD diets

Low postpartum blood calcium remains one of the largest constraints to postpartum feed intake, milk yield and energy balance in transitioning dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Maximized feed intake ― access and consumption

Past research in dairy cattle nutritional management has focused almost exclusively on the nutritive aspects of the diet, resulting in many discoveries and improvements in dairy cow health and production. FULL STORY »

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