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Status of Animal Nutrition Research and Development in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan
R&D status in research and development organisations and in the feed industries in each country as well as suggested animal nutrition approaches for livestock development are outlined by Harinder P.S. Makkar in a working paper in Animal Production and...
Unusually Warm Spring May Cause Stored Grain Problems
The warm spring temperatures following a warm winter may lead to stored grain problems, particularly for grain that exceeds the recommended storage moisture content or did not stay cool during the winter, writes Calli Thorne, North Dakota State University...
Novel Calcium Salt Effect of MUFA on Fatty Acid Composition
Calcium salt preparations of dietary cis-monounsaturated fatty acids reduce milk saturated fatty acid concentrations, and increase milk cis- monounsaturated fatty acid concentrations, according to a study by the University of Reading. ...
Counteracting Trichothecenes in Animal Feed
In feeds and feed ingredients, poorly adsorbable mycotoxins like trichothecenes need to be counteracted by biotransformation, says Karin Naehrer of Biomin. ...
Dietary Sulfur on Rumen pH & Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Concentration
Using different sources of sulfur in cattle diets does not change the potential for sulfur toxicity, according to research carried out by the University of Iowa....
Developing Grass and Clover Varieties
April 2012 marks the beginning of the final year of research being undertaken on four exciting grass and clover ‘Breeding LINK’ projects at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences IBERS (Aberystwyth University). 'Breeding LINK'...
Breeding for Improved Feed Efficiency
Breeding for feed efficiency can save $55/ cow/ year in feed costs, said Dr John Basarab, University of Alberta, at the British Cattle Breeders Conference 2012, highlighting the importance of feed efficiency. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor reports....
Effect of Delaying the Feeding of High Sulfur until After Adaption to Finishing Diet
Research by the University of Iowa looks at what effects delaying the feeding of high sulfur until after adaption to the finishing diet. They concluded that sulfur intake is not the only factor that contributes to sulfur induced polioencephalomalacia...
Healthy Gains Hit Quality Target
The first step in achieving goals is to set them. That’s why feedyard managers aim for the best live and harvested performance, and that means a few points better than last year. Carcass value is especially important to those who sell cattle on a grid,...
PEG Supplementation Trials Show no Effect
Can Poly-Ethylene Glycol (PEG) supplementation improve the performance of cattle grazing mulga (Acacia aneura) during severe dry periods? Research by Meat and Livestock Australia suggests that PEG supplementation had no effect on performance. ...
Delayed Concentrate Build-up Effect on Cow Production, Health and Fertility
Milk production and fertility are unaffected by adopting a delayed concentrate build-up strategy in early lactation, according to research by the University of Nottingham....
Feeding Rapeseed to Reduce Emissions and SFAs
Adding milled rapeseed to dairy rations reduced methane emissions, and reduced the saturated fatty acid (SFA) content and increased the cis-monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) content of milk, according to research from the University of Reading....
DDGS as Creep Feed for Calves
Dried distillers grains is a readily available commodity in Iowa that can be successfully used as a single ingredient creep feed for young suckling calves when considering both short term and long term results, writes Garland Dahlke and Daryl Strohbehn...
Feeding Value of Heat Damaged Soybeans
Heat damaged grain, if not completely destroyed by fire, takes on a roasted appearance ranging from a slight brownish tint to black. This grain can be salvaged and used in cattle rations. The colour can be used to determine relative digestibility and...
Why the Cattle Industry Needs to Up Feed Efficiency
The cattle industry must start to select for feed efficiency, said Dan Shike from the University of Illinois at the Cattlemen's College Feed Efficiency forum during the 2012 NCBA Convention. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor reports....
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