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Watch For Spring Thaw and Wasted Feed
Temperatures may be lifting but this means wet feeds can spoil as mold is caused by rising pH levels, warns a North Dakota dairy specialist. ...
Are Cover Crops in Your Forage Supply?
When it comes to cover crops, a wealth of possibilities range from winter rye and triticale and even spring oats combined with turnips or tillage radishes. ...
Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
Don't Waste Silage Additive: Here's How Not To
Unless silage additive is sited and calibrated appropriately , farmers can be guilty of 'throwing money away', warns a forage specialist. ...
Predicting the Future: Will Alfalfa Survive This Harsh Winter?
The polar vortex and a prolonged cold weather have led many producers to wonder: Will forage stands survive the winter?...
Silage Shrinkage: What Does the Data Say?
Minimizing silage shrinkage could save over $10,000 of lost forage a year on a 100 cow family farm, according to an Virginia State University expert. ...
Understand Consumption When Feeding Calves
Calf shed workers can often be working with calves one day to 12 weeks old which all have vastly different needs....
Year Old Hay: A Good Deal?
Protein and energy supplementation are advisable if older feed will constitute the rest of the winter's feeding programme, Canadian cattle specialist Barry Yaremcio advises. ...
Are Cows Eating Our Food?
Kentucky University's Dr Roy Burris examines the balance between human food and animal feed and describes a recent report analysing food chain resource competition....
How Much Dry Matter For Heifer Rearing Success?
Dry matter intake is influenced by dietary fibre and decreases as body weight goes up is the lesson to be learned form leading US dairy advisers. ...
Weed Management Is Important for Maintaining Healthy Pastures
A University of Arkansas Professor says that canopy cover is the best prevention against encroaching weeds. ...
Conventional vs. Intensive Heifer Rearing: An Economical Comparison
Intensive heifer rearing may cost more per day, but per heifer, intensive methods stack up, according to a comparative study by three veterinarians....
China Loves 'The White Stuff'
The rapid surge of dairy popularity and milk demand is being met by all kinds of dairy farms. Stuart Lumb visited the Henan dairy for TheDairySite....
Management Issues with Dry Cows and a New Feeding System for Improved Health, Welfare and Performance
High fibre diets can reduce periparturient health issues, says Professor David Beever, a Nutrition Expert with Keenan and Co. ...
Turnips, Kale and Other Greens Used to Extend Grazing on Georgia Pastures
Hardiness through winter and quick spring recovery makes Brassicas an ideal plant to turn to for winter forage, but watch out for the high sulfur content, warns a University of Georgia forage specialist. ...
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