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Market Potential for US Distillers’ Grains Exceeds Likely Supply Growth
US production of distillers’ grains (DGs), which include a range of animal feed co-products derived from corn-based dry-mill ethanol production, has quadrupled since 2004/05, paralleling the rapid growth of US ethanol production, write Linkwood Hoffman...
A Dose of Selenium that Goes a Long Way
In search of a more cost-effective and longer lasting supplement, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service’s U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES) near Dubois, Idaho, and at North Dakota State University (NDSU), in Fargo, isolated a selenium-rich...
Corn Silage Test Plot to Increase Profitability for Dairy Farmers and Reduce Winter Wind & Water Erosion
Can the use of a fall cover crop be incorporated after corn silage harvest to improve land and protect it from water and wind erosion while providing a usable feed source and what tools are available to evaluate important corn silage yield traits relevant...
Feeds For The Future
On New Zealand dairy farms the more home-grown feed that is eaten per hectare the higher the operating profit per hectare. Opportunities to improve feed eaten have to be identified by David Chapman, DairyNZ Scientist, Dave Clark, DairyNZ Principal Scientist...
Feeding The Dairy Cow In Spring
Researchers from Teagasc, Ireland, looks at supplementation requirements for feeding the dairy cow in Spring. ...
Risks for Animal and Public Health Related to the Presence of Alternaria Toxins in Feed and Food
Fungi in the family, Alternaria, produce mycotoxins in a range of plants that include cereals and oilseeds. Following a study of the possible adverse effects of Alternaria mycotoxins on the health of humans, farm animals and pets, the European Food Safety...
How to Produce High-Quality Grass Silage
Grass silages represent a low-cost feed which can be distributed during the winter time, according to Biomin. The process of making grass silage is repeated three to four times every year in the same areas. Due to the rapid growth of the grass there is...
Cleaning Cows From Inside Out
Who knew? Those thick, sharp-tasting orange peels that people would never dream of eating are “snack heaven” for cows. Research from the USDA Agricultural Research Service looks at the benefits of feeding citrus byproducts to cattle....
Short Feed Supplies Requires Extra Management
Drought has taken a toll on forage and hay supplies, leaving dairy producers searching for feed. Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist Dr Ellen Jordan said they need to begin following a systematic approach to forage management....
Feed Outlook – November 2011
US feed grain production estimates have been lowered for 2011/12, according to Tom Capehart and Edward Allen in the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service....
Beef Cattle Studies Focus On RFI
Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist, who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems....
Vasoconstriction & Heat Stress Caused By Ergot Alkaloids & Fescue Toxins
Ergotism is one of the oldest known mycotoxicoses, with the first documented epidemic of ergotism in the Middle Ages, when thousands of people died because of the “holy fire”....
Birth To Weaning Management: Long Term Health Of Dairy Steers
Understanding the highly negative impact of calves receiving insufficient quantities of high quality colostrum at birth is the most important management decision affecting profitability of feeding Holstein steers, writes Frank Wardynski, Extension Dairy...
Dairy Cows Need High-Quality Feed
Dairy cows are quite sensitive to hot weather, and one of the responses to heat stress is to reduce intake. This impacts milk yield and profitability. While the decline in dry matter intake (DMI) cannot be totally avoided in hot weather, there are some...
Counterintuitive Keys To Feeding Cattle Expensive Corn
Corn is high. Logically, that means feeders will sell cattle lighter with fewer days on feed, right? Not exactly. That’s what Shawn Walter, Professional Cattle Consultants (PCC), told attendees at the recent Feeding Quality Forum, writes Miranda Reiman...
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