Dairy/Forage Nutrition http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/14061/more en Soy Hulls Equal Corn For Late-Lactation Cows http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/soy-hulls-equal-corn-late-lactation-cows <div class="field-deck"> Cow performance was not affected </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pelleted soybean hulls can replace corn in late-lactation cows’ diets without affecting their performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/soy-hulls-equal-corn-late-lactation-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/soy-hulls-equal-corn-late-lactation-cows#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:22:00 +0000 28301 at http://hayandforage.com Added Methionine Boosts Steer Gains http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/added-methionine-boosts-steer-gains <div class="field-deck"> Mixing supplement with medium-quality hay can help increase Holsteins' weight </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mixing supplement with medium-quality hay can help increase Holsteins' weight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/added-methionine-boosts-steer-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/added-methionine-boosts-steer-gains#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 28291 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Mixing methionine with medium-quaiity hay will help dairy steers gain weight, recent research is showing.</p> Photo: Fae Holin Extruded Soybean Meal Adds Milk http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/extruded-soybean-meal-adds-milk <div class="field-deck"> Feed intake also went up in Holsteins </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Penn State University researchers fed extruded instead of solvent-extracted soybean meal to Holstein cows, feed intake and milk production went up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/extruded-soybean-meal-adds-milk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/extruded-soybean-meal-adds-milk#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Dairy-Forage Nutrition Sun, 02 Nov 2014 16:08:00 +0000 28281 at http://hayandforage.com Outwintering Works In Northern Climate http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/outwintering-works-northern-climate <div class="field-deck"> Dairy cows wintered outdoors on bedded packs fared as well as housed animals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dairy cows outwintered on bedded packs fared as well as cows housed in an open-front, compost-bedded barn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/outwintering-works-northern-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/dairyforage-nutrition/outwintering-works-northern-climate#comments Dairy/Forage Nutrition Sun, 02 Nov 2014 15:59:00 +0000 28271 at http://hayandforage.com 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