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Low Phosphorus Diets
With an increasing focus on environmental issues and increasing costs, could reducing phosphate in the dairy cows diet have some benefits? TheCattleSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston looks into the effects of low phosphate diets....
Canola For Forage
With potentially high feed costs could crops damaged by drought or frost provide an economical and nutritious winterfeed alternative. TheCattleSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston looks into the possibility of canola....
Remote Winter Watering
Outwintering stock - how can you provide water to your herd beyond the traditional confinement yard site whilst avoiding spending large amounts of money?...
Successful Heifer Rearing To Increase Herd Profits
Concentrating on heifer rearing can improve the long term viability of the dairy herd, writes TheCattleSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston. ...
Technology & Nutritional Needs of Milk-Fed Calves
Despite different feeding programmes, several underlying nutritional principles need to met to optimise calf performance and producer profit. What are the key principles and technologies available to meet these needs?...
Weaning And Nutrition Management
One time-tested method of adding value to a calf-crop is to retain the calves post-weaning at a minimum through a 45-day preconditioning programme....
Immature Corn Can Provide Good Feed
Damaged corn could still be of value. Harvesting immature corn for silage or hay will provide a high protein animal feed. ...
US Feed Outlook September 2009
US grain production has increased both over last month and also year on year, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for September 2009....
Breeding Feed-Efficient Herds: a Near Future Possibility
Feed constitutes approximately 60 per cent of production costs, and with current economic and environmental conditions pushing up feed prices many beef farmers are struggling to keep profit margins. University of Missouri researchers are determining why...
Trace Mineral Supplementation Important in Dry Period
Trace minerals are essential nutrients required by all species of animals, writes Greg Golombeski, dairy graduate student at the University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension....
Understanding the Ruminant Animal's Digestive System
Ruminant livestock have a unique digestive system that allows them to use energy from fibrous plant material better than other herbivores, write Dr Jane A. Parish, Dr J. Daniel Rivera and Dr Holly T. Boland in this Mississippi State University Extension...
GM Feed in the EU: Policies and Principles
As the price of non-GM feed soars, the European meat industry - bound by strict regulations - struggles to compete both in global and domestic markets, writes Adam Anson, TheCattleSite. ...
Automatic Calf Feeding Systems for Pre-weaned Dairy Calves
Computer controlled automatic calf feeding systems are attracting increasing interest here in the Midwest because of the labor-saving benefits, explains Jim Paulson, Extension Educator-Dairy. ...
Strategies to Deal with High Corn Prices for the Beef Cowherd
The fact that feedlot producers rely on corn as a main component of their diets more than any other segment of the beef industry is not news to anybody, writes Grant Crawford and Nicolas Di Lorenzo, University of Minnesota Beef Team....
Solving mycotoxin related problems in dairy cows
Although ruminants are known to be less susceptible to mycotoxins than monogastric animals, extensive literature details the negative impacts of these hazardous substances on the health, reproductive and production parameters of dairy cows. ...
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