With varying degrees of success, different supplements – including seaweed - have been fed to cattle in an effort to reduce methane emissions. A new product developed by a Swiss firm is achieving positive results.
The health and productivity of young calves can be affected by a wide range of metabolic and pathogenic conditions. Among the maladies that can profoundly affect calves’ health is their intake and balance of sodium.
When raising replacement heifers, cost per pound of gain is a far more important metric than daily feed cost, according to Tamilee Nennich, dairy nutritionist and board member for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association.