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Short Cut Corn Silage Works
You can make better silage by chopping your corn into finer particle sizes. Your cows can thrive on it, too, writes Barry Potter - Livestock Specialist/OMAFRA. ...
IFAS Ruminant Nutrition 20th Symposium
This article provides the proceeding from the University of Florida IFAS Dairy Extension proceedings from the 20th Symposium. Click on the links below to view the features....
Hay Feeding Methods and Wintering Costs
A three year wintering investigation was conducted at Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota to determine the effect of hay feeding methods on cow wintering cost, writes Robbie Baird LeValley, Tri River Area Range & Livestock Extension Agent....
Use of Enzymes to Improve Nutritive Value of Co-Products
UK - The vast majority of feed enzymes used commercially are focussed on improving the availability of nutrients from cereals and soybean meal, the nutrients of interest being one or several of phosphorus, energy, amino acids and other minerals, says...
Cull Whole Peanuts as a Feed Supplement for Beef Cows
Changes in the U.S. peanut programme have resulted in decreased peanut prices, write Animal Science Professors, Bob Myer and Gary Hill in a University of Florida IFAS Extension report....
Hey Doc, How Can I Keep My Mineral Costs Down?
Costs have skyrocketed in most areas of cattle production. One of the big “sticker shock” areas is mineral costs, explains Dr. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, VA Tech, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. ...
Silage inoculants for haylage: feasible?
Some authors define “haylage” as “… an alternative when weather conditions are not good enough for drying hay below 14 %...” (Kenney, 2001), “… a feed that is halfway between hay and silage (Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary,...
Developments in Biofuels; Implications for Livestock Production
As the manufacture of biofuels grows, questions are being asked as to whether such a strategy can be supported without putting unacceptable pressure on the food supply chain, writes John Pinkeye, Ensus Biofuels, in the proceedings from the 42nd University...
Tame Pasture Grass and Legume Species and Grazing Guidelines
Jim Jacobs, NRCS Plant Materials Specialist, and Jon Siddoway, NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, explain how to maximise the benfits of tame grass for grazing....
Mineral Interactions and Supplementation for Beef Cows
Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contributes to strong immune systems, reproductive performance, and calf weight gain, reports the Ohio State University Extension Beef Team....
GM Restrictions: A Boon to the European Livestock Sector?
Several feed organisations in the EU have warned of the dangers posed by a lack of soya supplies, writes Rachel Ralte reporting for TheCattleSite. ...
Fuel for the Fire: Livestock Inputs and GHG Emissions
The effects of livestock farming on climate change is an ever-expanding issue for the meat industry. At the forefront of consumer concerns is the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Consequently, in a bid to tackle the problem, ongoing research attempts...
Moisture and Feedstuffs
Beef cattle producers have several feedstuffs available now that weren’t common a few years ago, says Gene Schmitz, a livestock specialist writing for the University of Missouri Extension, Ag Connection....
Nutritional Management of Bulls
Breeding bulls, purchased or home-raised, are large capital investments. However, the bull is often the nutritionally forgotten or most marginalized component of the beef cattle enterprise, say Matt Hersom and Todd Thrift, assistant professors at the...
Anti-quality Factors in Beef Cattle Diets
Under certain conditions, beef cattle may be exposed to forages and feeds containing toxic or harmful compounds. When consumed, these antiquality factors can result in reduced cattle growth, depressed reproductive performance, poor health, and even death,...
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