Proper nutrition is a key element of any successful dairy operation
Dec. 15 2010
Why feeding strategy is so important There seem to be clear benefits to feeding for fewer refusals. The key is consistent intakes. by Bill Stone, D.V.M. The author is a dairy veterinarian and nutritionist...
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....
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...
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 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
April 28 2010
The author is in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Ketosis is underrecognized on most farms and is associated with several clinical...
April 28 2010
Well fed is still best fed Protein and fat still have value. Don't leave money on the table with low milk components. He previously managed large dairies in California and Hawaii
April 28 2010
Limit feeding heifers . . . What we've learned and what we recommend. After six years of limit-feeding research at Penn State, the system seems to get better with each study. BY GEOFF ZANTON AND JUD HEINRICHS...
April 28 2010
Sorting through the research on yeast. He previously managed large dairies in California and Hawaii. Even though yeast has been included in rations for many years and experts agree that it does benefit...
April 28 2010
We're learning more about what keeps cows healthy Basic research is helping us understand what we've been seeing on farms. We can make immune systems stronger
April 28 2010
The authors are in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Large milk and feed price fluctuations create anxiety and uncertainties. Profit margin may shrink rapidly when milk...
April 28 2010
The author is an extension dairy specialist at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. With current milk price and feed costs and the loss of BST in some milk markets, people raise questions about...
April 28 2010
The author has a dairy nutrition consulting business, Paradox Nutrition, LLC, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Feeding commodities presents a challenge of maintaining quality and controlling wastage or shrink of feed...
Feb. 10 2010
Despite growing amounts of research about transition cow health and performance, we still are searching for solutions to find the best way to care for these cows during the window of time around calving