Dairy/Forage Nutrition http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/14061/more en USDA Forecasts More Milk In 2014 http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Producers will likely feed higher-quality rations, boosting production </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Better-quality forage in 2014 could encourage dairy producers to feed higher-quality rations that will increase milk production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/usda-forecasts-more-milk-2014#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 25431 at http://hayandforage.com Milk Prices Still Heading Up, Reports USDA http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda <div class="field-deck"> Expansion in milk production likely later in the year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Strong domestic and international demand continues to push U.S. dairy product prices higher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/milk-prices-still-heading-reports-usda#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:20:00 +0000 24721 at http://hayandforage.com Keep Lactating Cows Well-Fed, Dry During Cold Temps http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/keep-lactating-cows-well-fed-dry-during-cold-temps <div class="field-deck"> Prevent teat frostbite, skin capping </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keep lactating cows adequately fed and not directly exposed to winds in housing that’s dry, free of manure with ample bedding daily. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/keep-lactating-cows-well-fed-dry-during-cold-temps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/keep-lactating-cows-well-fed-dry-during-cold-temps#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:19:00 +0000 23511 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Well-fed, dry cows can weather through cold temps, says a South Dakota State University Extension dairy specialist.</p> Photo: Fae Holin Dairy Rations Vary Wildly As Forage Supplies Dry Up http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/dairy-rations-vary-wildly-forage-supplies-dry <div class="field-deck"> Producers should manage inventories continually, expert says </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lack of an adequate supply of forage is leading Michigan producers to work hard to maintain consistent diets for dairy cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/dairy-rations-vary-wildly-forage-supplies-dry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/dairy-rations-vary-wildly-forage-supplies-dry#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:25:00 +0000 23391 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Fae Holin Save On Feed Costs By Grazing Replacement Heifers http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/save-feed-costs-grazing-replacement-heifers <div class="field-byline"> by Kelli Boylen </div> <div class="field-deck"> First-lactation milk yield is higher with pastured animals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Putting replacement heifers on pasture before they join a milking herd can save up to $450/head in feed costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/save-feed-costs-grazing-replacement-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/save-feed-costs-grazing-replacement-heifers#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Grazing Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:32:00 +0000 22741 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: University of Wisconsin Why Pasture-Only Cows Make More Money http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/why-pasture-only-cows-make-more-money <div class="field-deck"> Supplemented cows' feed costs are higher </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lower feed costs make pasture-only cows more profitable when compared to supplemented cows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/why-pasture-only-cows-make-more-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/why-pasture-only-cows-make-more-money#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Sun, 03 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 22462 at http://hayandforage.com Stearic Acid Can Help Fill Bulk Tanks http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/stearic-acid-can-help-fill-bulk-tanks <div class="field-deck"> Feed efficiency, body weights and body condition scores are maintained, too </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stearic acid has the potential to improve milk production without affecting feed efficiency, body weights or body condition scores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/stearic-acid-can-help-fill-bulk-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/stearic-acid-can-help-fill-bulk-tanks#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:44:00 +0000 22422 at http://hayandforage.com 4 Daily Feedings Improve Calf Growth http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/4-daily-feedings-improve-calf-growth <div class="field-deck"> Weaned calves gained 7 lbs more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heifer calves fed four times a day instead of two or three times improved their growth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/4-daily-feedings-improve-calf-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/4-daily-feedings-improve-calf-growth#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Sun, 27 Oct 2013 18:46:00 +0000 22442 at http://hayandforage.com Birdsfoot Trefoil Makes More Milk http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/birdsfoot-trefoil-makes-more-milk <div class="field-deck"> Condensed tannins improve rumen fermentation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Birdsfoot trefoil improves rumen fermentation as dry hay, increasing milk production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/birdsfoot-trefoil-makes-more-milk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/birdsfoot-trefoil-makes-more-milk#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:38:00 +0000 22402 at http://hayandforage.com Digestibility Is Key In High-Forage Cow Diets http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/digestibility-key-high-forage-cow-diets <div class="field-deck"> High-forage rations need high-quality forages </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cows fed a high-forage ration in a South Dakota State University study produced less milk. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/digestibility-key-high-forage-cow-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/digestibility-key-high-forage-cow-diets#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:29:00 +0000 22382 at http://hayandforage.com