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Feeding Food Wastes to Livestock1
By Robert Myer and Holly Johnson2- Many food wastes have a high nutritional value, and recycling them for animal feed can be a viable waste disposal option....
What if Cows Don’t Drink Enough Water? – Part 2
By Neil Broadwater, Regional Extension Educator-Dairy, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension. This is the second of a two-part feature. A link to the first part is available below....
What If Cows Don’t Drink Enough Water? – Part 1
By Neil Broadwater, Regional Extension Educator-Dairy, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension. This is the first of a two-part feature. Part two will be published next week....
Stretching Feed Resources through Strategic Culling
By Kenny Wells, Beef Academic Specialist, Michigan State University. Published in the OSU Extension BEEF Team, Issue # 565. With hay supplies in the state extremely tight and pastures drying up completely in many areas, it is apparent that many producers...
The Environmental Safety and Benefits of Growth Enhancing Pharmaceutical Technologies in Beef Production
By Alex Avery and Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, Centre for Global Food Issues. Growth promoting hormones are a key component of North American beef production. ...
Basic Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cows
By Matt Hersom, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS Extension. Meeting the basic nutrient requirements of beef cows is a key component of meeting cow herd production and profitability...
Feeding Systems for Beef Cows
By Dr Stephen C Loerch, OSU Animal Sciences Department, OARDC. Published in the Beef Team newsletter, Issue #560. Meeting the nutritional needs of beef cows during the winter is a costly proposition. ...
The Ethanol Revolution: How Will We Feed Cows in the Future?
By Mary Raeth-Knight¹, Jim Salfer², and Jim Linn¹. University of Minnesota Extension and presented at the University of Minnesota Dairy Days-2007....
Calf Feeding Options to Control Costs
By Hugh Chester-Jones, Animal Scientist, University of Minnesota, Dairy Extension....
Nutritional and Feeding Strategies to Minimize Nutrient Losses in Livestock Manure
By Mindy J. Spiehs. Regional Extension Educator - Livestock Manure Systems, University of Minnesota Extension. The livestock industry has undergone substantial changes in the past few decades....
Effects Of The Environment On The Nutritional Needs Of Grazing Livestock
By Alvaro Garcia, Extension dairy specialist and Cody Wright, Extension beef specialist. South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service. Profitability of grazing operations is related to productivity per acre. ...
Alternative Renewable Fuel Synergies Create Potential for Northern Plains
By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist. NDSU Extension Service, Dairy Focus. North Dakota is in a good position to benefit from the production of alternative, renewable fuels. ...
Feeding Corn Stover to Ruminants
By Maurice Eastridge, OSU Department of Animal Sciences. First published OSU Extension Beef Team Newsletter, issue #550. With the dry conditions this year in many areas of Ohio, the yield of hay has been reduced and corn silage yields are going to be...
Distillers Grains With Solubles
By Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist. First published in the Extension Beef Team newsletter, issue #551. The Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles are approximately 30% dry matter (70% moisture) while the Dried Stillers Grains with Solubles are...
Beef Cattle Water Quality
By Dan Grooms, DVM, Ph.D, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, MSU Veterinary Extension Service. There has been much unpopular press over the past few years on the effect that agriculture may have on water quality. ...
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