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Has Cow Nutrition Changed Since the 1980s?
Prescribed forage formulae introduced to operations thirty years ago may need updating after years of advances in cow nutrition and forage analysis. ...
Spring Flush and Feeding for Early Lactation
Spring grazing is already being planned in Ireland, where researchers will be aiming for no less than eleven kilos grazed per day. ...
Are You Underutilizing Grazing?
The nutritional content of your grass depends not just on quality, but how much each cow eats, writes a UK dairy adviser. ...
What Is Cold to a Cow?
US - Cows in good condition will need their ration increasing in energy density by one per cent every degree Fahrenheit below the lower critical temperature, US beef producers have been told as a rule of thumb....
Making Milk From Forage: Principles Are Important
To optimize milk component production from forages we must understand rumen fiber digestion and passage, says a leading US forage researcher. ...
What Does My Dry Cow Need?
Good mineral nutrition during the dry period is a cost-effective way of reducing problems like milk fever, retained cleanings and slow calvings, advise Irish experts....
Concentrates on Irish Dairies: Milk Solids Improve, Pasture Deteriorates
Purchased feeds boost milk solids on pasture based, spring calving farms but frequently lead to declining use and profit from pasture, according to an Irish study....
Livestock May Need Extra Feed in Colder Weather to Keep Warm
While the weather outside isn’t frightful – yet – livestock producers still need to be thinking now about how they’ll keep their animals warm when the temperatures drop, wind chills rise and it starts to snow, snow, snow....
Peanut Brittle Coating Deployed For Cattle Nutrition
Cattle can now be sure to get their vitamins by coating feed in a protective peanut brittle style layer. ...
Keeping Feed Costs Under $10 Per Hundred Pounds
New margin protection in the US is placing even more responsibility on farmers to have an even clearer picture of what they spend on feed. ...
Steps to Ensure Calf Success This Winter
Temperatures have plummeted and it is now time to maximise everything the calf gets to keep dietary fat and energy high. ...
Management Opportunities for Improving Profitability of South East Dairies: Where are the Real Dollars?
When trying to increase revenue on Florida dairy farms, the emphasis should be on the team of specialists all doing their job, a conference has heard. ...
What Number Crunching Did in New Zealand
A background as an agricultural economist has enabled one New Zealander to build one of the most efficient dairies in his region. ...
How Does Grain-based Concentrate Allocation and Pasture State Impact Intake and Milk Production in Dairy Cows Grazing Kikuyu and Ryegrass Pasture?
Constant access to fresh pasture is best, says an Australian researcher after scrutinising grazing and grain based concentrate diets in lactating cows. ...
Welfare Problems on French Dairies: An Epidemiological Approach
French dairy farms are operating at an ‘acceptable’ level of welfare, a study encompassing 131 dairies has found....
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