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US Feed Outlook - March 2010
Global coarse grain production is up less than the increase in corn because of a reduction in barley production and small declines for mixed grain and rye in the EU, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)....
Nutritional Impacts On Health
At a recent Virignia Livestock extension web seminar, Dr John Currin, DVM said that without proper nutrition even the best herd health programme will fail. Summarised by Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor....
A Natural Alternative to Antibiotics in Animal Feed
Binding molecules from seaweed extracts within the molecular layers of natural clays makes the clay ten times more efficient at adsorbing the harmful fungal toxins which are commonly found in animal feed. The resulting new hybrid product has a huge potential...
Rumen Health
Rumen stability must be properly managed for herd health and optimum efficiency, Adam Clay from DairyCo told a seminar at the National All Breeds Show last week. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor reports....
US Feed Outlook - February 2010
An increase in domestic demand for feed grains has been fuelled by higher demand for ethanol, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service....
Balance Rations To Avoid Rumen Problems
We all know that corn silage in a cows diet is beneficial, but as with all good things, the amount should be balanced in the ration carefully to prevent health problems such as lameness and acidosis, warns North Dakota State University dairy specialist,...
Partitioning Of Nutrients During Lactation In Dairy Animals
There are two main objectives of dairy farming. The first is to get optimum milk production and second is to achieve maximum reproductive potential (i.e. a calf a year) from dairy animals, according to Deepak Kumar Dubey, Kemin Industries, Inc....
Feed Outlook - January 2010
Domestic changes this month are based in part on USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service's Crop Production 2009 Summary and January Grain Stocks reports, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service. The report,...
Optimising Feeding Programmes
Richard O' Kellems from the Animal Science Department, Brigham Young University in the US looks at optimising dairy feeding programmes to improve yields and herd health....
Preparing Cattle For Winter
According to John Paterson, Montana State University Extension beef specialist, there are some things producers can do now to help get their cattle through the next several cold months and prepare for the demands of winter....
US Feed Outlook - December 2009
The use of corn to make starch, sweeteners, ethyl alcohol and other industrial products has accounted for most of the growth in China's corn use over the past decade, according to this month's Feed Outlook Report from USDA Economic Research Service. The...
US Feed Outlook - November 2009
Global competition has reduced US corn export prospects for 2009/10, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for November 2009....
Fish Oil in Diet Reduces Methane
At a time when agriculture is coming under more and more criticism regarding greenhouse gas emissions, researchers at University College Dublin, have discovered that the inclusion of two per cent fish oil in the diet (20 g/kg DMI) of steers will reduce...
Custom Feeding Cows This Winter
With high forage costs, the Government of Alberta's agricultural department suggest that producers consider outwintering cattle in feedlots as a cost effective alternative. ...
US Feed Outlook October 2009
Estimates for the production of maize, barley and oats have been increased, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for October 2009....
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