June 18 2018
New to this edition are sections on: robotic feeding, high digestibility forages, and feeding strategies for increased herd production
June 15 2018
Robotic milking systems are becoming more popular. The obvious potential benefits of these systems include reduced labor expenses, additional milking frequency for higher milk yield per cow, and improved...
June 15 2018
Feed costs make up the largest expense on most dairy farms. Forage production and the affiliated cost to grow, harvest, and store forage is a significant portion of the feed costs
April 25 2018
Winter grains, primarily winter triticale or winter rye, are growing in popularity. With management backed by research, yields have moved from 1.5 to 2 tons of dry matter
Feb. 25 2018
Cows in early lactation have markedly higher energy requirements, which are not entirely met by energy intake. As a result, cows mobilize fat reserves to compensate for the negative energy balance
Jan. 10 2018
Balancing micronutrients in rations is increasingly important as milk production intensifies and farms strive for efficient production. In the past, trace nutrient formulation was often overlooked and
Jan. 10 2018
The authors recently retired from the USDA-ARS U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wis., where they were a research microbiologist and agricultural information specialist
Jan. 8 2018
How they achieve 40,000 lbs of milk per cow presented by Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Dairy, and Steve Woodford, dairy nutritionist
Nov. 17 2017
Fine-tune herd care with new milk analyses presented by Dave Barbano, Cornell University
Oct. 13 2017
Mike Hutjens and Mike Rankin presented "A 2017-2018 forage and feed outlook” webinar
Oct. 13 2017
"A 2017-2018 forage and feed outlook" was presented by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, and Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage Grower
Oct. 10 2017
Starch leads a storied life on the modern dairy farm. It begins in the cornfields where sunlight converts water and carbon dioxide to sugars, and these sugars are stored as starch in the grain
Oct. 9 2017
In the world of dairy nutrition, there are so many contributing factors to well-made diets . . . especially when it comes to fiber
Sept. 18 2017
For dairy producers in the northern United States, corn chopping season is nearing or has already arrived, and along with it, the difficult task of getting it cut at just the right dry matter
Sept. 15 2017
You invest a great deal in making top quality feed. Do all that you can to see that it reaches the dairy cow in the best condition and that she consumes it
Sept. 15 2017
Management approaches to minimize nutrition-related health and production issues, presented by Bill Stone, Diamond V
Aug. 18 2017
The August webinar focused on dry matter intake in four management groups: lactating cows, dry cows, growing heifers, and preweaned calves
Aug. 16 2017
Driving dry matter intake on dairy farmspresented by Mike Hutjens, University of IllinoisSponsored by Diamond V. Dry matters intakes continue to be a leading contributor to ca
Aug. 7 2017
Mother Nature’s been no friend to dairy producers trying to make forages in the northern part of the United States this year
July 24 2017
Nutritional analysis of feedstuffs, particularly forages, is the foundation of feeding programs on a dairy