Proper nutrition is a key element of any successful diary operation.

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March 9 2016
What's new in transition feeding? by Michael F. Hutjens The author is a professor emeritus of animal sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana. At the ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) meeting,...
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Feb. 17 2015
Not all feed changes are created equal Feed and forage samples are the basis for your rations. Yet, variation is inherent in the process. Taking multiple samples will reduce the "noise" within your results....
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Sept. 17 2014
Before making a purchase, evaluate these factors to ensure you will be able to feed cows efficiently. by Brian Luck and David Kammel Luck is an assistant professor and extension specialist, and Kammel...
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Sept. 17 2014
Before making a purchase, evaluate these factors to ensure you will be able to feed cows efficiently. by Brian Luck and David Kammel Luck is an assistant professor and extension specialist, and Kammel...
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Aug. 1 2014
What ration do your cows eat? The ration created on paper often differs from the one that is delivered, consumed and digested. by Trevor DeVries The author is an associate professor at the University of...
March 21 2014
The author has a dairy nutrition consulting business, Paradox Nutrition, LLC, in West Chazy, N.Y. At one time, I was a big advocate of two dry cow groups: a far-off group (60 to 21 days before calving)...
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Dec. 31 2013
Rations don't always require a TMR Component feeding is an art form. For success, balance your rapidly degradable nutrients with feeds that break down slowly. by Michael F. Hutjens The author is a professor...
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Aug. 6 2013
Review these ten decisions to determine if you can find additional income or reduce expenses on your farm or with your clients. Be a detective and make long-term economic decisions. by Michael F. Hutjens...
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June 11 2013
High forage isn't always your best option When inventories are short or forages don't measure up, low-forage diets have merit. by John Goeser The author is director of nutritional research and innovation...
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March 16 2013
by Julie M. Huzzey The author is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. The goal of a total mixed ration (TMR) is to provide a balanced diet supplying the nutrients necessary...
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Feb. 7 2013
by Bill Weiss The author is in the Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster. For good health and high milk yields, cows need...
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Aug. 31 2012
by Trevor DeVries The author is associate professor, University of Guelph, Kemptville. Total mixed rations (TMRs) have become widely recognized as the optimal way to provide a consistent balance of nutrients....
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May 1 2012
Growth doesn't stop in her second lactation by Aurora Villarroel and Ben Krahn The authors are an assistant professor and dairy center director at Oregon State University, respectively. When facilities...
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March 30 2012
The goal of silage face management is to minimize exposure to oxygen. In the presence of oxygen, yeast can metabolize lactic acid (a strong acid that keeps the silage pH low). When pH rises, undesirable...
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March 15 2011
Keep an eye out for mycotoxin problems by Gary C. Bergstrom The author is in the Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Mycotoxin is a general term for a poison produced by a fungus....
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March 15 2011
How you feed matters, too by Tom Oelberg The author is a dairy technical services specialist at Diamond V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's not just what you feed. TMR audits reveal the bottlenecks to getting...
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Dec. 9 2010
Why feeding strategy is so important There seem to be clear benefits to feeding for fewer refusals. The key is consistent intakes. by Bill Stone, D.V.M. The author is a dairy veterinarian and nutritionist...
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Sept. 23 2010
Struggling with how big heifers should be by A. F. Kertz The author is in Dairy Field Technical Services and Research, Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition, St. Louis, Mo. Targeted heifer growth has...
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Sept. 23 2010
[From A to Z] Sorting through your feed additive choices Here's a look at feed additives and how they might fit your ration and your budget by Michael F. Hutjens The author is an extension dairy specialist...
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Aug. 2 2010
How good is your waste milk Don't just assume pasteurization is effective. Make sure calves get the nutrients they need. by Dale A. Moore The author is director, Veterinary Medicine Extension, Washington...