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Backgrounding Calves on Grass
Production cost for a beef cow has increased dramatically in the last several years. To cut costs Ryon S. Walker, from the University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team, explains how to plan ahead when backgrounding calves on grass....
Moderate Energy Dry Cow Diets May Improve Postpartum Health
Have you eaten at one of those ‘all you can eat’ buffets recently? It’s a challenge (if not impossible) to stop eating even when you have met the recommended energy intake for your body size and work load for the day, writes Noah Litherland, University...
Dairy Strategies With Expensive Corn
Farmers across the country are dealing with high grain prices. A University of Illinois Extension Specialist explains some feeding alternatives and signals to monitor when decreasing starch in the ration, says Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist,...
Residual Feed Intake: a System for Efficiency
Residual Feed Intake is a programme designed for the issues of today. Where once breeding programmes focused on increasing outputs, now they are concerned with inputs and how to maximise profit by decreasing costs, writes Adam Anson, reporting for TheCattleSite....
Energy in Beef Cattle Diets
For practical purposes of ration balancing and determining energy supplementation needs on forage-based diets, TDN is a key value to consider, writes Dr. Jane A. Parish, Associate Extension/ Research Professor, and Dr. Justin D. Rhinehart, Assistant Extension...
Distillers Grains
With the growing ethanol industry and high grain prices, distillers grains have became an important discussion topic. Specialists, Bill Weiss, Maurice Eastridge, Dianne Shoemaker and Normand St-Pierre of the Ohio State University Extension, discuss what...
Using Liquid Feed Supplements for Beef Production
Liquid feed supplements, formulated to be used by grazing cattle, are now readily available throughout New South Wales, writes Ian Blackwood, Livestock Officer (Beef Products), Extensive Industries Development....
Essential Oils as Dietary Supplements for Dairy Cattle
Essential oils are not required by dairy animals, but rather are compounds that have an aroma or “essence”, writes Jim Paulson, an Extension Educator-Dairy for the University of Minnesota Dairy Extension....
Mineral and Vitamin Nutrition for Beef Cattle
By Dr. Jane Parish, Associate Extension/Research Professor; and Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Assistant Extension Professor; Animal and Dairy Sciences. Mississippi State University Extension Service, MSU Cares....
Ethanol Coproducts for Ruminant Livestock Diets
By Kenneth Kalscheur and Alvaro Garcia, Dairy Science Department, SDSU, Kurt Rosentrater, USDA - Agriculture Research Service and Cody Wright, Department of Animal and Range Science, SDSU....
Effect of Rust Infestation on Silage Quality
By A.T. Adesogan, O.C.M. Queiroz and, S.C. Kim, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville. This feature is taken from the proceedings of the 45th Florida Dairy Production Conference, published by the University of Florida, IFAS...
Feedstuff Comparisons Offer Interesting Results
Replacing the starch in corn grain with equal amounts of other nonfiber carbohydrates (NFC) or digestible neutral detergent fiber (NDF) in byproduct feedstuffs does not change energy availability, despite differences in rumen degradation rates among carbohydrate...
Updating Phosphorus Supplementation in Ruminants to Meet the Animal’s Requirement, Reduce Excess Cost, and Reduce Environmental Concerns
By Francis L. Fluharty, Ph.D., Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University. Phosphorus has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved in most metabolic pathways, is a key component of Adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) which transports...
Feeding Management to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Dairy Farms
By Robert E. James, Department of Dairy Science, and Beverly Cox, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Published in the University of Florida IFAS, 45th Dairy Conference Production proceedings. Probably no region of the U.S. has experienced greater attention...
Sulfur in Distillers Grains for Dairy Cattle
By D. Schingoethe, A. Garcia, K. Kalscheur, and A. Hippen, Department of Dairy Science, South Dakota State University K. Rosentrater, Agricultural Research Service. Sulfur is an essential element needed by animals for many functions. ...
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