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Anti-quality Factors in Beef Cattle Diets
Under certain conditions, beef cattle may be exposed to forages and feeds containing toxic or harmful compounds, writes Jane A. Parish, Associate Extension/Research Professor, and Justin D. Rhinehart, Assistant Extension Professor, Mississippi State...
How Profitable are Silage Inoculants?
Silage is the product of the fermentation of different crops caused mainly by lactic acid bacteria (LAB) based on the acidification of the material under anaerobic conditions, writes costa Aragón, Y. PhD, Technical manager, BIOMIN Holding GmbH....
Mycotoxins in dairy cows: a menace to cows, farmers and consumers!
The primary objective of dairy farmers is to optimize milk production and remain profitable over the long term. This isn’t simple given the volatility of the feed markets, milk prices, changing consumer preferences, and other constraints....
Feeding Rumininally-Protected Choline to Transition Dairy Cows
Choline, also known as trimethyl ethanolamine, is an essential component of mammalian diets as it is required for normal function of cells, says this University of Florida IFAS Publication....
Feeding Legumes to Cattle - Alberta
Legumes can be a valuable part of a cattle feeding program. In fact, legumes can actually improve animal performance by encouraging intake, by providing greater feed efficiency and by fostering a better use of forage nitrogen content, writes Juanita Kopp,...
Beef Cattle Nutrient Requirements
Beef cattle require nutrients to support body maintenance, reproduction, lactation, and growth, says this Mississippi State University Extension report. ...
Nutritional Control of Feed Intake in Dairy Cattle
Feed intake is determined by many interacting factors and prediction of feed intake is the “Achilles heel” of diet formulation, says Michael S. Allen1 and B. J. Bradford - Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University - as part of the proceedings...
Ground Limestone in Beef Cattle Diets
The purpose of this article is to review existing scientific knowledge on the effect of limestone in ruminant diets, writes Lynne Dawson, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute....
The Economics Behind GM Stockfeed in Australia
Emma Ansell and Eamon McGinn report on the economic issues for producers and consumers behind GM stockfeed, in this Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics publication....
Ethanol Co-Product Use in U.S. Cattle Feeding
The expansion of the ethanol industry led to increased demand for corn and an increased supply of co-products from the ethanol production processes, says the USDA Economic Research Service....
Automatic Livestock Waterers
A reliable, constant supply of good quality water is an essential part of any livestock enterprise, says a report from the Government of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development....
The Strategic Use of Ruminally Protected Amino Acids in Dairy Nutrition
The rumen is arguably the most important organ in the ruminant digestive system, writes Adegbola T. Adesogan, University of Florida as part of the proceedings from the University of Florida Dairy Extension 20th Symposium. ...
Beef Cattle Nutritional Disorders
Nutritional disorders in beef cattle can result in poor animal health, lowered production, and even animal losses, says the Mississippi State University Extension Service....
Grain Prices Impact Entire Livestock Production Cycle
The biological timeline of livestock production prevents quick producer response to fluctuating feed costs, say Richard Stillman, Mildred Haley and Ken Mathews or the USDA ERS Amber Waves publication. ...
Feedstuff Considerations for Feeding Bulls
Choosing from the array of feedstuffs available for feeding and developing bulls can be challenging for many beef cattle producers, writes Matt Hersom and Todd Thrift, University of Florida IFAS Extension....
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