Dec. 10 2010
Manure is in it for the "long haul". Manure's advantages go far beyond major nutrients as the organic matter in manure acts as a soil conditioner. It also adds secondary and trace minerals. Before you...
Nov. 15 2010
Staying ahead of crypto. It's common, tough to treat, and can spread to feeders. That "ounce of prevention" is your best bet. There are products that can be added to milk or replacer that will help control...
Nov. 15 2010
As the old saying goes, corn is corn is corn, right? Let's take a closer look.Traditionally, the variation in nutrient composition within dry or high-moisture corns was assumed to be minimal. It was common...
Nov. 12 2010
Click to download this report on Hydrogen Sulfide in Manure Handing Systems
Oct. 25 2010
Here's a look at what it is and why it's important to us. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Antimicrobial resistance...
Oct. 25 2010
Making sure your milk or meat does not contain a drug residue must be a high priority. This article is part of a series prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Consumers...
Oct. 18 2010
Above all, avoid drug residues. Ship cows in good condition to get top dollar. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Oct. 18 2010
Key considerations are drug effectiveness, safety for the animal, and safety for the food supply. This article is part of a series being prepared in cooperation with the American Association of Bovine...
Sept. 25 2010
Alfalfa is one of the most important crops grown in North America, with its market value ranked right behind corn and soybeans. Maintaining a high-quality alfalfa stand results in higher yields and enhanced...
Sept. 25 2010
Struggling with how big heifers should be by A. F. Kertz The author is in Dairy Field Technical Services and Research, Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition, St. Louis, Mo. Targeted heifer growth has...
Sept. 23 2010
[From A to Z] Sorting through your feed additive choices Here's a look at feed additives and how they might fit your ration and your budget. Feed additives are ingredients added for a non-nutrient role....
Sept. 22 2010
Clean, dry, and comfortable - those should be the goals of every dairy producer when it comes to cows and their housing conditions. If those goals are met, odds are your dairy can produce quality milk...
Aug. 2 2010
How good is your waste milk Don't just assume pasteurization is effective. Make sure calves get the nutrients they need. During an investigation at a large calf ranch, we had the opportunity to look at...
Aug. 2 2010
The tally is between $304 and $354 per case. Incidence rates can run 20 percent or higher. Most of us have had the unpleasant experience of dealing with a case of metritis. The foul smell and watery uterine...
July 30 2010
Position and price determine by-product feed values. By-product feeds (also referred to as co-product feeds) are produced during the production and manufacturing of human and industry products (such as...
July 30 2010
Grass deserves a second look. With its more highly digestible fiber, grass provides a great mix for rations heavy with corn silage and alfalfa. Grasses' agronomic benefits are an added bonus. When adding...
July 15 2010
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July 15 2010
Known to most of you by the brand name, Rumensin, monensin shifts the rumen microbial population in the rumen toward more gram-negative bacteria
June 24 2010
From article "It isn't business as usual", July 2010 Issue, page 469 David Kohl is professor emeritus of agricultural finance and small business management at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. As owner of...
June 24 2010
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