Research Nuggets

Looking behind, looking ahead

Research focusing on the feeding and performance of calves and heifers over the past two decades has impacted the way replacements are raised in the United States. FULL STORY »

Good news on the bypass methionine front

Bypass methionine supplements are about a 50:50 mixture of D-methionine and L-methionine. FULL STORY »

Is d-methionine bioavailable to the dairy cow?

Rumen-protected forms of Met contain an equimolar mixture of the d- and l-isomers. FULL STORY »

Phosphorus supplementation may not be necessary for heifers

The phosphorus requirement of a dairy heifer is 0.20 to 0.35 percent of dry matter intake, depending upon bodyweight. FULL STORY »

Avoiding lameness: Another reason to watch body condition scores

Researchers at Cornell University have found an association between body condition score and lameness, which means it is more important than ever to advise your clients on proper body condition — especially in early lactation. FULL STORY »

Effects of temporal feed restriction in dairy cattle

Dairy cows are often overstocked. Some managers are now using “slick bunk” (i.e., feeding for 0 percent orts) management to save on feed costs, but this reduces the time that cows have access to feed. Both practices may increase competition and affect feeding behavior in dairy cows. FULL STORY »

Heifers can succeed on distillers grains

If you’re looking for a high-quality heifer feed with a lower cost than traditional corn and soybean feed grains should consider distillers grains, says Tamilee Nennich, Purdue Extension dairy nutrition specialist. FULL STORY »

Give cows plenty of time to eat

Dairy cows are often overstocked. Some farm managers are now also using ‘slick bunk’ management (feeding to zero refusals) to save on feed costs, but this practice can reduce the time that cows have access to feed. FULL STORY »

Monensin helps with heat stress

Over the years, Lance Baumgard has documented the physiological effects of heat stress on a cow. FULL STORY »

Step up calf nutrition in cold weather

Falling temperatures can compromise calf growth and health. FULL STORY »

Identify at-risk fresh cows

A 1,000-cow dairy in western New York is reaping the benefits of a testing procedure for at-risk fresh cows. FULL STORY »

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