Expect variety of mycotoxin issues in corn-based feed ingredients
Due to extreme drought and increased temperatures, the 2012 corn crop created a perfect environment for Aspergillis mold to flourish and to further produce aflatoxins. FULL STORY »
It is really important to track variation in corn silage quality
The lack of starch in corn silage throughout the Midwest this year may provide a significant obstacle to producers trying to keep purchased costs to a minimum. FULL STORY »
A DHIA tool for a nutritionist’s toolbox: reports on-demand
Have you ever wished you could access a specific DHIA report for a client, but the herd is not signed up for the report? FULL STORY »
Drought has made it important to test for nitrates
Nitrate analysis is nothing new at Rock River Laboratory, Inc. However, the 2012 corn silage harvest season has brought these analysis results to the forefront, since greater than 60 percent of the U.S. has been affected by drought. FULL STORY »
Get a better handle on genomics
Genomics seems to be taking our industry by storm and we are all on the fast track. Peruse any dairy publication and you are bound to see a variety of genomics-related articles.
Producers are testing heifers at an ever-increasing rate. University and industry researchers are touting the benefits of using genomics as an evaluation tool. Now the question is: What to do with all of this genomic data? FULL STORY »
Same-day mineral analysis on your NIR samples
With milk prices fluctuating and feed costs at a premium, monitoring mineral content in your client herd’s TMR is more critical now than ever before. FULL STORY »
Tracking disease, treatments, and drug usage in PCDART
It is a well-known fact that animals get sick on dairies and often require treatment. FULL STORY »
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